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Join us on Sept. 10 in Fayetteville to help military, their neighbors

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FAYETTEVILLE – Aug. 29, 2016 — Red Cross volunteers and partnering organizations from across Eastern North Carolina will convene in Fayetteville, N.C. to install hundreds of smoke alarms in homes of military members and their neighbors.

The effort is part of the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign -- an initiative that aims to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25 percent in five years.

“In Eastern North Carolina, we serve more than 125,000 active military members, and 375,000 veterans,” said Barry Porter, regional CEO of the Red Cross in Eastern N.C. “These men and women have worked to make sure we are safe at home, now it’s our turn to protect them by installing smoke alarms in their homes.”

Event details:

Date/Time: Sept. 10, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.

Location:  Fayetteville Technical Community College

             Tony Rand Student Center

             2201 Hull Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28303

Breakfast and lunch will be provided to those volunteering. Training needed to complete the installs will be offered onsite. Plus, you’ll meet dedicated volunteers, local government officials, service members and veterans. Join us and know that you are helping to save lives by preparing families for home fires. 

For more information, visit redcross.org/smokealarmssavelives, or contact Phil Harris by emailing phil.harris@redcross.org or calling 910-574-8307.

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.