Across the country, American Red Cross volunteers spent the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday weekend installing smoke alarms and distributing fire safety information to residents in high-risk communities. On average, the Red Cross helps more people after home fires than all other disasters combined.
Home Fire Campaign in Action
To help combat this threat, the Red Cross announced a new national campaign this past October to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires by as much as 25 percent over the next five years. In just the past few months, the Red Cross has already reached more than 36,000 people by installing more than 21,000 smoke alarms.
Help Home Fire Survivors
You can help people affected by disasters like home fires and countless other crises by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.