American Red Cross facilitates the Pillowcase Project at Sanborn Central

On Tuesday, April 30, Annette Bowen and Lowell Perman, two volunteers with the American Red Cross in Huron, visited Sanborn Central School to talk to the third through fifth graders about the Pillowcase Project. 

The Pillowcase Project was created by the American Red Cross in Southeast Louisiana and implemented in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Kay Wilkins, Southeast Louisiana regional executive, had learned that Loyola University students carried their valuables in pillowcases when they were evacuated for Hurricane Katrina. This inspired Wilkins and her team to work with an art therapist to create a program in which children living in makeshift communities across New Orleans decorated pillowcases as emergency supplies kits. Soon, the Pillowcase Project became a preparedness education program for elementary school students.

Between 2013 and 2016, the Red Cross redesigned the program, pilot tested it in several communities, and expanded it nationwide. The Pillowcase Project is now the signature youth preparedness program for the Red Cross and is available throughout the country.

…Read on and see pictures in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

Comments are closed.

  • Weather

    Woonsocket
    December 7, 2022, 5:13 pm
    Clear
    18°F
    real feel: 21°F
    humidity: 56%
    wind speed: 2 mph SE
    wind gusts: 4 mph
     
  • Upcoming Events

    December 2022
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    November 27, 2022 November 28, 2022 November 29, 2022 November 30, 2022 December 1, 2022 December 2, 2022 December 3, 2022
    December 4, 2022 December 5, 2022 December 6, 2022 December 7, 2022 December 8, 2022 December 9, 2022 December 10, 2022
    December 11, 2022 December 12, 2022 December 13, 2022 December 14, 2022 December 15, 2022 December 16, 2022 December 17, 2022
    December 18, 2022 December 19, 2022 December 20, 2022 December 21, 2022 December 22, 2022 December 23, 2022 December 24, 2022
    December 25, 2022 December 26, 2022 December 27, 2022 December 28, 2022 December 29, 2022 December 30, 2022 December 31, 2022
  • Recent Posts

  • Contact Us

    Ph/Fax: 605.796.4221
    Email: swj4221@icloud.com

    PO BOX 218
    Woonsocket, SD 57385
  • Archives