Community Programs

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The American Red Cross of Alaska's community programs are designed to improve the health, safety and disaster preparedness of people living in the state of Alaska, especially in underserved neighborhoods.

Featured Community Programs

The Pillowcase Project

Interactive disaster preparedness education for kids in your community!

The American Red Cross Pillowcase Project is a free interactive preparedness program designed for youth ages 8 to 11. The program aims to increase awareness and understanding of local natural hazards, such as earthquake, winter storm, flooding, or tsunami. Students practice emotional coping skills and important personal preparedness strategies. During this instructor-led, 60-minute presentation, students learn the best ways to stay safe and how to create their own emergency supply kits by packing essential items in a pillowcase for easy transport during a disaster. Students also have the opportunity to decorate and personalize a pillowcase to bring home and share what they’ve learned with friends and family. The curriculum meets many of the Common Core State Standards for grades 3-5. The program works well for classrooms, after school programs, scout troops, summer camps, and other community organizations. We are now accepting requests for presentations this spring a nd summer!

This is a Free Disaster Preparedness Training for 3rd-5th grade students.

For more information about The Pillowcase Project, to schedule a presentation, or to get involved as a volunteer presenter, contact Anna Nilles, Preparedness Specialist. anna.nilles@redcross.org (907)-646-5422