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Volunteer to Install Smoke Alarms

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The Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters each year- the vast majority home fires.

Join the Red Cross Kern Chapter on Saturday, December 6, 2014 to install smoke alarms in Weldon homes!

The event will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., beginning at the Weldon United Methodist Church, 10021 California 178, Weldon, CA 93283. (Map)

CLICK HERE to sign up as a volunteer!

The canvassing and installation event is all part of the brand new Home Fire Preparedness Campaign, which seeks to increase the use of smoke alarms in neighborhoods with higher numbers of home fires and to encourage families to practice fire escape plans.

The Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters each year in the United States – and the vast majority of those are home fires. A survey conducted by the Red Cross shows that many families are under prepared for a fire in their home. According to the survey, less than half of parents (48%) have talked to their families about fire safety. Most Americans (62%) mistakenly believe they have at least five minutes to escape, more than twice the amount they actually have.

 

About the American Red Cross Central California Region

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The American Red Cross Central California Region provides services to the ten counties across Central California that is home to more than 4 million people.