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The Red Cross Wants You to Save Someone’s Life

The American Red Cross is calling for thousands of volunteers to Sound the Alarm against home fires…

  • April 4, 2018

The American Red Cross is calling for thousands of volunteers to Sound the Alarm against home fires across the country and help install 100,000 free smoke alarms in just 16 days in communities which have a high risk for fires.

Every day, seven people die in home fires, most in homes that lack working smoke alarms. Sadly, children and the elderly disproportionately lose their lives.

The American Red Cross wants to improve the odds and save lives- that’s why we launched our Home Fire Campaign in 2014.

A critical part of the campaign is Sound the Alarm, a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events across the country. Visit soundthealarm.org to learn more.

The Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters every year, most of which are home fires.

So far this year, Red Cross volunteers have responded to more than 12,500 home fires, and tragically, in some of these cases, lives have been lost. Having smoke alarms in a home cuts the risk of death from a fire in half.

How to Help

The Red Cross and its partners will be out in communities between April 28 and May 13 to install 100,000 free smoke alarms.

You can help by visiting SoundTheAlarm.org and volunteering or making a financial donation.

Find events in your local community where you can help or learn how your donation will help educate families on fire safety; install free smoke alarms in high-risk neighborhoods nationwide; and provide food, comfort and aid to those who have been affected by a home fire.

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