Cardington-Lincoln third-grade students heard a discussion on Oct. 26 about the various kinds of disasters and how to respond to each one when members of the American Red Cross and Chester Arbor of the Gleaners spoke.
Rita Barton, president of the Gleaners and active with the American Red Cross, explained the American Red Cross Pillow Case project while she led the discussion. She was assisted by Nancy Foos, also a Gleaner and active with the Red Cross. Each student was presented a Disney pillowcase which they could decorate.
They were told it is important in an emergency to have something to pick up and take with them to a safe place.
“There is no time to gather items together,” they were advised. The purpose of the case is to hold necessary items and have them ready to grab and go.
The Gleaners provided a wash cloth, soap, a small flashlight, a form for special phone numbers, a note pad and pen, a book reviewing the discussions to share with their families, a plan for a fire escape from their homes and a card to receive a free smoke alarm from the American Red Cross.
This project has been presented to the Pleasant Elementary School and is planned for Mount Gilead Elementary and the Galion Girl Scouts.
Other groups desiring to hear the program can contact the American Red Cross or Rita Barton.