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Planning with pillowcases


December 14, 2018

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Fourth-graders at Washington Elementary enjoyed learning about being prepared for emergencies such as a fire in the home. They learned what to put in their "Flee Bag" - a simple pillowcase - in order to be prepared to leave their homes immediately.

Red Cross visits fourth-graders to talk emergency preparedness

Fourth-grade students at Washington Elementary School got a lesson in disaster preparedness and a free pillowcase in case of emergency last week, courtesy of the American Red Cross.

The Pillowcase Project is a program that was started after Hurricane Katrina when some college students in New Orleans were observed evacuating their dorms using a pillowcase as a "flee bag" for carrying important personal possessions away from the disaster area. Recognizing a teaching opportunity for emergencies, the Red...

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