The Pillowcase Project Teaches Students Emergency Preparedness

Published 05/06 2014 03:10PM

Updated 05/06 2014 05:22PM

Students at Ross Corners Christian Academy are taking part in The Pillowcase Project. It is an effort by the American Red Cross to teach students how to be prepared for emergencies.

The 3rd through 5th graders were taught about the need to plan ahead for the unknown and what items they should have in their homes in case something happens.

The kids were given booklets and pillowcases that they can fill with items such as bottles of water, flashlights and other items.

"They get to do a lot of fun, interactive activities that make preparedness, such a serious topic, fun for them, as well as fun for their families. So they can share it with their family, and their community. It is a great way to get prepared," said specialist Melanie Pandich.

The Pillowcase Project is funded by the Walt Disney Company while Red Cross volunteers take it into schools.

Our area was selected to be part of the program because of the record flooding we experienced in 2011.

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