American Red Cross offers free programs for Mississippi families:
The American Red Cross is pleased to announce two campaigns that prepare your staff, students, parents and guardians for disasters and emergencies.
The Pillowcase Project, sponsored by Disney, is a preparedness educations program that teaches students about resilience and raise awareness of disaster risk. Red Cross volunteers lead students through a 60-minute presentation customized to focus on a hazard that is important and relevant to the local community. During the presentation students can decorate their pillowcase and learn what to put inside of their emergency preparedness kit. Call your local Red Cross office to schedule a Pillowcase Project presentation.
Free Smoke Alarms
The Sound the Alarm. Save a Life. Campaign which entails installation of free smoke alarms, new batteries and educating families on home fire safety is being offered in communities. The campaign is geared towards reducing injuries and fatalities caused by home fires. In only 30 minutes or less, families will be better protected from home fires. If you would like to schedule a FREE smoke alarm check, please identify and call your local Red Cross office or visit redcross.org. Disasters and emergencies can strike anytime, anywhere. That is why the American Red Cross encourages all households to become “Red Cross Ready” to weather a crisis. To volunteer or obtain more information about Sound the Alarm. Save a Life. or to request a Pillowcase Project presentation, call your local Red Cross office.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.