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Last month, the Northern NJ Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Newark Fire Department sponsored The Pillowcase Project, where children learned about home fire safety. Newark Fire Department veteran A. Padilla and Eileen Painter, Volunteer Manager for the American Red Cross engaged the children with activities and materials on fire prevention and staying safe in an emergency. During the workshop, the children received pillowcases to design and a student workbook to showcase what they learned.
Newark has some of the state’s highest statistics regarding youth fire injury, so The Newark YMCA was eager to partner with experts to ensure that children are equipped with life-saving knowledge. The Pillowcase Project is a free, program designed to help 3rd - 5th grade students prepare for emergencies, enhance coping skills, and practice and share what they have learned.
To learn more about the Pillow Case Project or volunteer opportunities with the American Red Cross, please contact:
Eileen Painter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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