Emergencies can happen at any time. They can be as large as a flood or fire, or as personal as a death in the family. But the better you prepare for them, the easier it is for you, your family and your community to recover.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ar1Sk2hNtc

We are seeing emergencies occur more frequently and with more severity. The Pillowcase Project is a school based disaster preparedness program; designed to target students aged 8-10, years 3 to 4, to help build their knowledge and capacity in disaster preparedness.

Become a part of a network of volunteers delivering this lesson in schools and really make a difference.  An example was just recently at a bushfire in Darlington, children who previously completed the lesson used their Pillowcases when their families evacuated.  Knowing what was important helped reduce stress and anxiety for the whole family. You can see the story here. https://www.facebook.com/ShireofMundaring/photos/a.10151827375694338/10157982382269338/?type=3&theater

You must have some availability during school hours to become a Pillowcase presenter

Applications can be made here http://volunteering.redcross.org.au/cw/en/job/494075/volunteer-pillowcase-project-presenter-wa or for more information contact Claire at Red Cross on 9225 1929 or wapreparedness@redcross.org.au.

 

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