10. The Pillowcase Project

The American Red Cross is introducing a new family of emergency and disaster training programs targeted at third through fifth graders. This series, known as the Pillowcase Project, prepares these youth for a variety of emergencies and disasters that may occur in their communities. Of course, this list of possibilities will vary from location to location.

Pillowcase Project programs are designed to be between 40 and 60 minutes in length, and are presented by properly trained paid and volunteer Red Cross staff. The two Red Cross chapters in Ohio ARES District 3 are the Dayton Area Chapter and the Northern Miami Valley Ohio Chapter, and both should soon be seeking volunteers to make Pillowcase Project presentations in their jurisdictions. If you have a few hours to spare for training, and would be interested in volunteering to better prepare your communities for emergencies and disasters, contact the Executive Director of your local Red Cross chapter and ask to be added to a future Pillowcase Project training session.