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Volunteers Go Door-to-Door to Raise Fire Safety Awareness

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    Volunteers go door-to-door in the 4th and 5th Wards of East Orange, New Jersey offering free smoke alarm installation in homes that need them and providing fire safety information.Photo Credit: Erica M. Viviani/American Red Cross
  • MLK Day
    Volunteers go door-to-door in the 4th and 5th Wards of East Orange, New Jersey offering free smoke alarm installation in homes that need them and providing fire safety information.Photo Credit: Erica M. Viviani/American Red Cross
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    In Central California, Red Cross volunteers joined with the local fire department on Saturday, January 17 to install 130 smoke detectors, 100 carbon monoxide detectors and to change 78 smoke detector batteries in Turlock, California.
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    In Culpeper, Virginia, volunteers were out in full force this past weekend as part of the Red Cross fire safety campaign.
  • MLK Day
    In Culpeper, Virginia, volunteers were out in full force this past weekend as part of the Red Cross fire safety campaign.
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    As part of the MLK Day of Service, the Red Cross of Greater New York canvassed neighborhoods in Brooklyn and the Bronx, distributing fire safety information to nearly 3,000 homes.
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    In Colorado Springs, volunteers installed smoke alarms with help from United States Air Force Academy cadets, teaching little ones early on about fire safety.Photo Credit: Curtis Lovett/American Red Cross
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    In Hagerstown, Maryland, the Red Cross Greater Chesapeake Region with members of the City of Hagerstown Fire Department, FEMA Corps, and Boy Scouts knocked on 350 doors, handing out fire safety information and installing smoke alarms.
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    South of Chicago, a new smoke alarm for Kankakee resident Camille Douglas comes at the right time. Family members visiting last week took her old alarm down after it went off while cooking. Her new alarm is good for 10 years.
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    In Santa Ana, California, 150 volunteers from the Red Cross Orange County Chapter, the Orange County Fire Authority, the City of Santa Ana and other community organizations canvassed more than 630 homes with fire safety and preparedness information.
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    In Ashbury Park, New Jersey, the Red Cross Jersey Coast Chapter partnered with the Georgian Court University’s Women in Leadership Development program to canvass stores, restaurants and business with fire safety tip posters and information.
You can help people affected by disasters like home fires and countless other crises by making a donation to support Red Cross Disaster Relief.

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.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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