Disaster Restoration Services (DRS), based in Middletown, Connecticut, is partnering with the American Red Cross Connecticut for Ready 365’s Home Fire Preparedness Campaign. As part of the partnership, Disaster Restoration Services has contributed $15,000 to the campaign.
“We’re grateful to Disaster Restoration Services for this generous gift and for becoming a Ready 365 member in this region,” said American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region CEO Mario Bruno. “Disaster Restoration’s partnership is key in helping us educate communities on fire safety.”
“Disaster Restoration Services chose to become a Ready 365 member because we wished to be part of the Red Cross humanitarian mission,” said Danny Strong, President, Disaster Restoration Services. “Dealing with all sorts of disasters, we see how tragically they can affect a homeowner, business, or even a community. DRS wanted to become proactive and see what we could do to give back, which is why we decided to partner with the Red Cross, an organization that has been helping people recover from disasters for more than 130 years. DRS has found this to be a rewarding experience as we have been able to help in ways we never thought possible and we truly appreciate our partnership with the American Red Cross.”
Disaster Restoration Services’ contribution will support American Red Cross emergency preparedness and response services in Connecticut and Rhode Island, in particular, with the goal of reducing injuries and deaths from home fires.
“When disaster strikes, the Red Cross is there to provide immediate assistance with housing, food and other emergency needs,” Bruno said. “Through this campaign, we work proactively to help families be better prepared for the residential fires that make up the majority of our local disaster responses.”
Last year, the Red Cross responded to more than 1,100 local disasters in Connecticut and Rhode Island – most of them residential fires. The Home Fire Preparedness Campaign will bring Red Cross volunteers into communities to educate residents about fire safety and fire escape planning, as well as to install smoke alarms free of charge.
“The presence of working smoke alarms in a home can cut in half the risk of dying in a fire,” Bruno said. “Early warning, combined with a personal escape plan, can provide the precious minutes a family needs to safely escape a fire.”
Through the partnership, Disaster Restoration Services employees will have the opportunity to volunteer with the Red Cross and have already begun volunteering by providing information, education and installing free smoke alarms. Disaster Restoration Services will also share safety information and tips from the Red Cross during the campaign.
About Ready 365:
Ready 365 Giving Program members are businesses that value the local impact and global reach of the Red Cross; they want to deepen their commitment to our mission; and they are ready to help save lives every day of the year.
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/ct or visit us on Twitter at @CTRedCross.
About Disaster Restoration Services:
Disaster Restoration Services can take any disaster clean up from start to finish! DRS is available 24/7 and services all of Connecticut. DRS provides services for: Water Mitigations, Fire Damage Clean Ups, Storm Damage Clean Ups, and Mold Remediation. Not only can DRS do the mitigation, but DRS can also handle the remodel. Doing Restoration Strong!