Red Cross Visit
On Wednesday, Sandy Hartley, from the Red Cross, came to GES to speak with 4th and 5th grade. She told us and showed us on a map, where certain dangers in the United States are, such as flood zones, and areas that get hurricanes or earthquakes. She told us about different safety situations and we discussed what to do when faced with certain hazards. We talked about family escape plans and things we should discuss with our families. She gave us a quiz at the end to see what we had learned. Her program was called the “Pillowcase Project” because college students during Hurricane Katrina left their dorms with just a few items stashed in their pillow cases. She gave us each a workbook and a pillowcase to decorate. We can then use the pillow case to store items we may need in an emergency situation.