The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
The more prepared we are at home directly relates to how resilient we are as a community. The American Red Cross has another great tool for teaching children how to prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters. As the mother of a daughter, I am a huge advocate of the Red Cross Monster App. Avery loves the app and has translated much of what she has learned to our family.
A newly released version of the Monster Guard: Prepare for Emergencies App can help save lives through gaming. Children between the ages of 7 and 11 role play as different monster characters and can earn points while learning how to be safe in home fires, hurricanes, floods and other disasters.
Children earn points as they direct the characters to identify hazards, locate a safe room in the house, and select items for their emergency supplies kit. They can earn gold, silver or bronze medals based on the number of points they score and star multipliers located throughout the episodes allow them to bump their scores even higher. If a player completes all the episodes, he or she will graduate and become a member of the ‘Monster Guard.’
Prepare today by using the many free tools from the American Red Cross. You can find all of them at www.redcross.org and on your preferred app store. As a community, we simply can’t afford not to get prepared.