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Red Cross Pillow Project hosted at Toledo Library

August 20, 2019
Special to The Chronicle , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

The Pillowcase Project, a program that started in New Orleans, where students used pillowcases to carry their belongings during a hurricane emergency. Now the Red Cross is distributing pillowcases to children across the country and teaching them how to stay safe in a wide variety of emergency situations.

Through The Pillowcase Project, children learn how to prepare for emergencies, practice what they have learned, and share their knowledge with family and friends, so that, when an emergency occurs, everyone in the family knows what to do and how to keep each other safe. The group talked about items that would be useful to have in their pillowcases and why, then they each decorated their own pillowcase to take home and fill.

The libary appreciates the Red Cross for its sharing of this valuable program with our local kids.

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This group took part in the Red Cross Pillowcase Project that was hosted by the Toledo Public Library and the American Red Cross. Pictured l to r is, American Red Cross Disaster Program Manager, Mary Flury,Rosa Castanon, Loveena Jefferson, Vivi Wanatee, Becca Cole, Natalie Upah, Mariah Gilbert, Madi Gilbert, Leroy Betz, Estella Betz, Emmy Bantz, Bella Ortiz and Red Cross volunteer Becky Thiessen.
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