Thursday, February 5, 2009

Teaching Children To Be Prepared

Media invitation: Photo/Interview Opportunity

Local Chapter of the American Red Cross

Helps Teach Students Preparedness

For Immediate Release

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (January 29, 2009)— The Greater Salt Lake Area Chapter of the American Red Cross will teach about 50 4th and 5th grade students how to be prepared on Thursday, February 5th at 1:00 pm. at the Wasatch Peak Academy located at 414 North Cutler Drive (1 block west of Redwood Road). The school contacted the Red Cross after the recent refinery explosion and fire in Woods Cross caused an evacuation in the area. The school wants to build preparedness kits for their students in the event of an emergency. Teacher LaRae Terry said, “We want our students to have kits here at the school. The Red Cross sent us their checklists for preparedness kits and we are in the process of building them for our students. The advice from the Red Cross is easy to follow and this has turned out to be an excellent project for our kids. If you are prepared you don’t have to be afraid!” Terry said her students are also going to do a community outreach project, they are going to share what they learn about preparedness with others.

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