Teach Youth about Disaster Preparedness

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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross Northern Ohio

Save lives and prevent injury by providing leadership and/or support to Disaster Cycle Services team members through The Pillowcase Project and Prepare with Pedro programs.

The Pillowcase Project and Pedro the Penguin are national youth preparedness program offered by Red Cross regions across the country. The presentation provides emergency preparedness education to youth in K-2 (ages 4-7) for Pedro and grades 3-5 (ages 8-11) for Pillowcase -- in school classrooms and other settings.

Numerous tools have been developed for this program including a standardized curriculum, workbook, quizzes and activities which have been carefully constructed with the help of curriculum and hazard experts. Many tools for presenters have been developed to foster consistency and fidelity to the program goals and objectives. The highly interactive presentation addresses home fire safety, a local natural hazard, psycho-social coping skills and household preparedness steps like making a plan and a kit.

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About American Red Cross Northern Ohio

Location:

3747 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115, US

Mission Statement

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Description

Vision Statement

The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that...

...all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope;

...our communities are ready and prepared for disasters;

...everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products;

...all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and

...in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Disaster Relief
Children & Youth, Disaster Relief

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1245 Napoleon StFremont, OH 43420

(41.34819,-83.12917)
 

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check

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