Students Get Ready with the Red Cross

Robbins Lane Elementary School fourth-graders participated in an emergency education program about personal and family preparedness, local hazards and basic coping skills. Provided by the American Red Cross, the “Pillowcase Project” led students through a “learn, practice, share” framework to engage them in disaster preparedness to be ready in case of a fire, hurricane or other major disturbance that could result in catastrophe. Every participating student received a sturdy pillowcase upon completion of the program, which they personalized and brought home to build their own emergency supply kit. Items that they were instructed to fill these pillowcases with included batteries, a flashlight, a change of clothing, a blanket, soap, a toothbrush and toothpaste, and even a portable and preferably waterproof radio.