Sound the Alarm Event to take place in Providence and Surrounding Communities
The American Red Cross is seeking people to volunteer their time and help save lives at the Sound the Alarm home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event on September 23, 2017 in Providence and surrounding communities from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
“Sound the Alarm in the Providence area and be part of the nationwide Red Cross effort to help reduce the number of deaths and injuries from home fires,” said Susan Roberts, Executive Director, American Red Cross Rhode Island Chapter. “By volunteering with the Red Cross, someone can truly make a difference in someone’s life. Please join us and help Sound the Alarm by volunteering as an individual or with a team on September 23, 2017.”
If you are interested in volunteering to educate people about home fire safety and install free smoke alarms, visit https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=vms_public_form&form_id=2208 or visit the Sound the Alarm information on redcross.org. Volunteer signups are available for both individuals and teams, grab your friends and family and help make a difference together on September 23.
The Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters a year, the majority of which are home fires. Working smoke alarms in a home cut the risk of death by half, and having an escape plan further improves the odds of survival. The Red Cross wants to end these tragedies and save lives, the reason why the organization launched the Home Fire Campaign in 2014.
Across the country, the Campaign is making a difference. As of May 31, 2017, the Red Cross and our partners across the country have saved at least 260 lives: reached around 860,000 through youth preparedness programs, and installed 890,000 free smoke alarms.
To learn more about the Home Fire Campaign, visit redcross.org. Please help us Sound the Alarm by volunteering to install smoke alarms, making a financial contribution, or taking steps to protect your own family from home fires.
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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
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