The Red Cross went through Linden neighborhoods on Saturday, May 6, 2017 to install 196 smoke alarms in homes that need them and teach people about what they can do now to be prepared should a fire break out in their home. Joining the Red Cross was the Columbus Division of Fire and volunteers from the Red Cross Tiffany Circle, a women’s philanthropic group and the Associate Board, a young professionals group.
The campaign kicked off at 9:00 a.m. from Linden Recreation Center in Columbus and will run until approximately 1:00 p.m. The Tiffany Circle is comprised of female leaders throughout Central Ohio who are committed to making a difference in our communities through their philanthropic efforts and the Red Cross mission. The Red Cross Associate Board is a group of dedicated young professionals in Central Ohio who turn compassion into action with their volunteerism, passion and fundraising events.
“Installing smoke alarms cuts the risk of someone dying from a home fire in half, so we’re joining with groups from across our community to install smoke alarms,” said Mary Lynn Foster, Chief Executive Officer, Ohio Buckeye Region. “We have outstanding partners and volunteers at the Red Cross and are committed to making our community safe. We are excited to have them join us today as we work together in our fight against fire.”
The American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign is taking place in Columbus, Ohio and across the country to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires by 25 percent. Here in the Ohio Buckeye Region, over 15,285 smoke alarms have been installed throughout our communities over the past 10 months. The campaign has saved at least 10 lives in our region since the program began.