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Red Cross Seeks Volunteers to Install 1,000 Smoke Alarms in Sunnyside

Fire Safety

HOUSTON, TX — APRIL 25, 2018 — 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 May 5 in the Sunnyside community from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 “We need volunteers to Sound the Alarm in Houston and become a part of a community-wide effort to save lives,” said Henry Van De Putte III, Regional Chief Executive Officer, American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast. “By volunteering with the Red Cross, you can help reduce the number of deaths and injuries from home fires. Please join us and help make Houston safer by volunteering for the May 5th event.” 

If you are interested in volunteering to educate people about home fire safety and install free smoke alarms, contact Maxine Perez-Vieyra: (956) 357-4550 or visit the Sound the Alarm direct link:

 The Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters a year, the majority of which are home fires. In 2014, the Red Cross launched the Home Fire Campaign to end these tragedies and save lives.

 The campaign is making a difference. Since 2014, the Red Cross and partners have installed 1,173,150 free smoke alarms and saved at least 416 lives across the country. The Texas Gulf Coast region has installed 1,293 smoke alarms this year. 

Throughout the Texas Gulf Coast region, Sound the Alarm lifesaving events, would not be possible without our generous partners. Our regional title sponsor, the Houston Dynamo and event partners Sysco, HEB, Houston Apartment Association, Palais Royal, Noble Energy, Comfort Systems, Flint Hills, CentiMark, Blue Cube, Insperity and Nexen. Their generosity allows us to make our communities and families safer. 

To learn more about the Home Fire Campaign, visit 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 is a United Way agency that 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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.