The American Red Cross of Central California offers a variety of virtual programs to help adults and children better prepare for emergencies.
The Pillowcase Project
The virtual Pillowcase Project is a free interactive preparedness program designed for children in grades 3 through 5. The program aims to increase awareness and understanding of natural hazards, teach safety and emotional coping skills, as well as the importance of personal preparedness. Through the 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 will receive a digital workbook and will be encouraged to decorate and personalize their pillowcases and share what they’ve learned with friends and family.
Be Red Cross Ready
Trained Red Cross subject matter experts present basic preparedness information including how to make or build a preparedness kit, make an emergency plan with your family and learn what to do before, during and after disasters of all kinds, including the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prepare with Pedro
Prepare with Pedro is for ages 5-7 (K-2nd grade) and uses the story of Pedro the Penguin to teach students how to prepare for and take action during emergencies. This presentation takes around 30 minutes. During the presentation, students learn the basics of home fire safety, as well as how to stay calm during stressful situations.
Ready Rating is a free, self-paced online program that helps your organization become better prepared for disasters and other emergencies. This presentation is approximately 30 minutes and provides an overview of Ready Rating's features and benefits, as well as a walkthrough of the program website.