The Southeast Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross is one of 19 chapters that will lead The Pillowcase Project, a pilot in-school and after-school program to teach third-graders and their families how to prepare for disasters. The Pillowcase Project curriculum follows three steps: learn, practice and share. Students will learn how to prepare for emergencies, practice what they have learned and share their knowledge. Community resilience coordinator Beth Seabaugh tells KZIM KSIM that the Red Cross has developed the curriculum in a way that they don’t really need to share the scary parts of disasters with the kids…
Seabaugh says the program teaches students how to create emergency supply kits by packing essential items in a pillowcase for easy transport during an emergency. They will bring The Pillowcase Project to Cape County schools, Girl Scouts and after-school programs.
For more information, call Seabaugh at 335-9471, extension 1306.
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