The El Monte/South El Monte Chamber of Commerce hosted a coalition-building event with numerous community and business partners on July 9 to officially kick off the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, which will take place in South El Monte on Sat., July 25 and El Monte on October 10.
The campaign is a grassroots effort whereby trained volunteers go door-to-door in neighborhoods that are most at-risk for home fires to educate local residents about fire safety and install free smoke detectors when needed.
Representatives from numerous organizations discussed ways to work together to promote and support Red Cross disaster preparedness activities. These include: LA County Fire Dept., El Monte Police Department, Tzu Chi Foundation, El Monte Parks, Recreation and Community Services, local businesses and the El Monte City School District. Ben Green, CEO of the Red Cross San Gabriel Valley Chapter thanked the many partner organizations in attendance and stressed their important role in helping the Red Cross increase local readiness and resiliency.
The American Red Cross invites local community members to be part of the home fire preparedness teams that will canvas the two neighborhoods to install smoke alarms and distribute home fire safety information.
To participate, please register to attend one of the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign training meetings (mandatory to participate) that are scheduled for the following dates at the El Monte/ South El Monte Chamber of Commerce: Thursday, July 16 at 6 p.m., Sat., July 18 at 1 p.m. and Thurs., July 23 at 6 p.m. You can register for the training sessions at: http://bit.ly/July-Smoke-Alarm-Training
For more information about the L.A. Region Home Fire Campaign, visit http://www.redcross.org/ca/los-angeles/home-fire-preparedness