Red Cross receives grant for The Pillowcase Project

NE Indiana - 8/7/2014 - Red Cross receives grant for The Pillowcase Project
The Pillowcase Project curriculum is structured around three core principles: Learn, Practice and Share.

The Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. and its supporting organization, Community Initiatives, Inc. recently awarded a grant to the American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana for $2,000 to assist with The Pillowcase Project, a preparedness education program that teaches children how to prepare for disasters. The program is sponsored by Disney.

The Pillowcase Project curriculum is structured around three core principles: Learn, Practice and Share. The local program has a goal of reaching 150 children and training them to:

  • Act as advocates for emergency preparedness by practicing readiness activities and sharing information, especially with their families
  • Identify and practice protective actions to take during an emergency
  • Describe coping skills to manage in emergencies
  • Discover increased self-efficacy through preparedness activities such as creating plans and making a family disaster kit
  • Create an enhanced sense of community through activities that demonstrate the benefits of working together towards emergency preparedness
  • Discuss the role science plays in emergency preparedness
  • Pictured presenting the gift is Jeanna Hagen NCCF/Community Initiatives member and accepting the gift is Janet Steadman Red Cross volunteer and Katherine MacAulay Red Cross Executive Director.