ATLANTA – Atlanta City Councilmember Michael Julian Bond will be on a tour across the City of Atlanta at recreation centers talking with children at the summer camps listed below about disaster preparedness. American Red Cross instructors will accompany Councilman Bond and lead The Pillowcase Project. The summer campers, 8 to 11 years old (3rd to 5th graders), will participate in a hands-on course on disaster preparedness. Each child will receive a Disney pillowcase to design as they learn how to make a family emergency kit from everyday items in their homes for potential weather emergencies. Students will also learn about home fires and how to create an evacuation plan.
Following the course, all children participating in The Pillowcase Project will be escorted outside and have first-hand experience with Atlanta Fire Rescue and Atlanta Police Department representatives while touring inside/out the following vehicles:
On site:
 Fire Truck
 AFRD Apparatus
 Police Mobile Unit or Police car

 

CONFIRMED Dates/Times:

2:00pm to 3:00pm: July 7, 2016 (40 to 45 children / ages 8 to 11)
Fire and Police estimated 3:30pm start time with children
Dunbar Neighborhood Center
477 Windsor Street
Atlanta, GA

1:00pm to 2:00pm – July 15, 2016 (70 children / request for 2 sections during the same hour * 35 children per class)
Fire and Police estimated 2:30pm start time with children
Rosel Fann Community Center and Natatorium (July 8th – 1:00pm)**
365 Cleveland Avenue
Atlanta, GA

1:30pm to 2:30pm – July 20, 2016 (50 children)
Fire and Police estimated 3:00pm start time with children
Adamsville Recreation Center
3201 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, S.W.
Atlanta, GA

1:30pm to 2:30pm – July 21st (50 children)
Fire and Police estimated 3:00pm start time with children
Adamsville Recreation Center
3201 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, S.W.
Atlanta, GA

11:00am to 12:00pm: July 30, 2016 (20 to 35 children / ages 8 to 11)
Fire and Police estimated 12:30pm start time with children
Greater Leavy Missionary Baptist Church
3384 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy NW, (old Bankhead Hwy.)
Atlanta, GA 30331

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