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Recycling Helps The Red Cross

February 9th, 2011

On Tuesday, February 8 the Lower School was pleased to welcome Ms. Jones and Ms. Carrere from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross has a unique role in serving as the safety net for the American people in their hour of greatest need. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter was founded in 1916 as a chartered unit of the American National Red Cross and serves the 3.5 million people of Montgomery, Philadelphia, Chester, Delaware and Bucks counties. The children learned that the Red Cross helps people who have been through natural disasters such as fires, snow storms, and floods. Our speakers taught us very important first aid basics. Students in First Grade – Fourth Grade learned skills necessary for children to identify and prevent harmful situations, treat common injuries, and respond to emergency situations.

A special treat came at the end of the assembly, when we welcomed back Phoebe Coles, Executive Director of Keep Philadelphia Beautiful. Mrs. Bahnck’s Third Grade class was proud to present Ms. Coles with 1,400 plastic bags that have been collected at St. Peter’s. Ms. Coles told the Lower School that the bags will be recycled to create seven fleece blankets. She then gave the class 10 blankets, which they in turn donated to the Red Cross for use at their Red Cross House. It was a memorable assembly for everyone!