Landing students learn Disaster Safety From American Red Cross

Landing Elementary School students colored their pillowcases as part of the emergency preparedness program presented by the American Red Cross last month.

Last month, Landing Elementary School third and fourth graders were visited by the American Red Cross to learn about The Pillowcase Project, a youth preparedness project that teaches students about natural hazards, safety, emotional coping skills, how to prepare for disasters, and the importance of personal preparedness and sharing knowledge with friends and family.

Based on three steps: Learn, Practice and Share, these steps provide a memorable way for students to learn and retain important preparedness messages.

Following the presentation, students received a pillowcase to create a personal emergency supply kit and American Red Cross’ “My Preparedness Workbook.” Each student then personalized their pillowcase with markers, glitter and other art supplies.

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