Red Cross volunteer shares stories at Victor school

Students at Victor Elementary School will receive a special visitor on Friday. Susan Dubler, a volunteer with the American Red Cross who was deployed to the Mid-West to assist in the recovery effort following a tornado outbreak, will be stopping by to share her experiences with the 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. Dubler’s presentation will focus on her deployment as well as how students and their families can prepare themselves for disasters that could potentially strike our area.“It’s never too early to start spreading the word about preparedness,” said Taryn Windheim, Director of the West Ontario Office of the Red Cross. “Young children can help their families develop preparedness plans, including practicing fire drills and basic disaster prevention.”Victor Elementary has been taking part in a community reads program, in which students have been reading The Talent Show by Dan Gutman. The book tells the story of a mid-western community that puts on a variety show in order to raise money to rebuild their tornado-stricken town. Dubler’s own experiences bring the story to life and show the students how coming together as a community can help a town heal and rebuild.“It’s great to be able to raise awareness about what we do here at the Red Cross,” says Windheim. “Tying in the community reads book to a tangible organization here in the kids’ own neighborhood will help bring the story to life and give it a personal perspective.”

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