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Calling All Volunteers for May 16th!

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We have an extremely exciting opportunity coming up in a few short weeks. As many of you know, we launched the Home Fire Campaign in October, a five-year program designed to decrease the number of deaths and injuries from home fires by 25%. On Saturday, May 16th, each Chapter with the Greater Chesapeake region is hosting a Home Fire Campaign event and we need your help to save lives in our community! 

This is our largest push to-date for this program and we need community volunteers to help us install smoke alarms and teach people the importance of home fire evacuation plans. Volunteers who register will go through a short, online training prior to the 16th and receive additional information the morning of the event.

The agenda for each Chapter event is the same.

9:00 a.m. – Arrival and meet the team
9:15 a.m. – 30 minute briefing 
10:00 a.m. – Leave for assigned neighborhood locations
10:15/10:30 a.m. – Begin canvassing
1:00 p.m. – Report back to meeting point

To register for you local Chapter event, please select the link below and complete the form for your area.

Central Maryland 
Neighborhood: Dundalk, Baltimore County 
Registration Form: https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=form__3347

Delmarva 
Neighborhood: Claymont, New Castle County, DE
Registration Form: https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=form__4273

Southern Maryland 
Neighborhood: Calvert County, specific neighborhood forthcoming
Registration Form: https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=form__4274  

Western Maryland 
Neighborhood: Discovery in Walkersville, Frederick County
Registration Form: https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=form__4272

This is a great opportunity for volunteers in all lines of service to interact with the communities we serve and move our mission forward. It is also a great opportunity to include friends or family who are looking for a one-day volunteer opportunity since you don’t need to be a current Red Cross volunteer to participate!  

To see how important this campaign is, check out this video of an Indianapolis woman whose life was saved by a smoke alarm installed during a canvassing event.