The Pillowcase Project

Emma and Emily from the Red Cross came to HR on Tuesday to teach the fourth graders how to prepare for an emergency. The program is known as The Pillowcase Project, named after the pillowcases that children packed their valuables in as they evacuated their homes after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Students were informed of the possibility of a Pacific NW earthquake due to our proximity to the Cascadia Subduction Zone, and how they should prepare and react to such an event. Emma and Emily did a great job of training the kids for an emergency situation.

Students were all given pillowcases to decorate and information on useful items to put in them. Make sure you take the time to prepare for a potential disaster and create a family emergency plan. The packets that students brought home will help you create a useful plan.