American Red Cross Pillowcase Project (Hobbs, NM)
Red Cross staff and volunteers show students the kinds of items they should put in their pillowcase and have with them if they have to leave home following a disaster. Items include flashlights, water, extra clothing and other comfort items. In the same presentation, they share key skills for coping with the stresses of disasters and teach students about protective measures to take during a disaster that is locally prominent, like an earthquake or tornado. The classroom setting, short time period of the lesson and the fun, hands-on aspect of the pillow case present an important opportunity for adaptation and expansion to other areas of the world.
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