Red Cross offering virtual program for children

The Indiana Region of the American Red Cross has adapted the American Red Cross Pillowcase Project — an emergency preparedness curriculum typically presented in classrooms for grades 3 through 5 — to a virtual format to ensure children continue to learn this information amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program to be offered from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. May 21 features interactive lessons focused on home fire prevention and safety and other potential hazards, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and earthquakes. Lessons are based on what might occur in communities where the classes are being taught.

The project aims to increase kids’ awareness and understanding of natural hazards and teach safety, emotional coping skills and personal preparedness.

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The Indiana Region of the American Red Cross serves 87 counties statewide through its six-chapter areas: Central, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest and Greater Indianapolis (regional headquarters).

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