The American Red Cross & State Senator Shelley B. Mayer host:
The Pillowcase Project: Emergency Preparedness Program for Children
Thursday, October 1st
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The event will also be livestreamed to: Facebook.com/ShelleyMayerSD37
The Pillowcase Project is a free virtual emergency preparedness education class that teaches children (ages 7-12) about emergency preparedness. The project emerged during Hurricane Katrina, when many people who evacuated carried important items to shelters in their pillowcases. Aimed at educating children on specific disasters and empowering them to feel emotionally and physically prepared to deal with emergencies; reinforces personal preparedness by engaging children in a discussion about emergencies, teaching coping skills, and practicing preparedness at school and home.