The American Red Cross, in partnership with the Horry County Fire and Rescue Department, installed 127 smoke alarms and provided safety information to families in the Racepath Community on Monday, January 19 as part of the 2015 National Day of Service.
“In only a few hours, and with the help of volunteers and fire officials, we are providing the potential to prevent fire-related injuries and fatalities to more than 100 residents,” said Louis Palm, disaster program manager for the Red Cross.
The event is part of the Nationwide Fire Safety Campaign launched by the American Red Cross.
Since the campaign launched last October, teams of Red Cross volunteers and fire officials have installed more than 2,000 smoke alarms and provided fire safety information in neighborhoods across South Carolina.
In South Carolina, the American Red Cross, on average, responds to a disaster every four hours. Because of volunteers and financial assistance from the community, the Red Cross was able to help more than 7,000 individuals affected by disasters, the majority of those being home fires, in S.C. last year.
To help neighbors affected by disasters, become a Red Cross volunteer or make a financial contribution to Red Cross by calling 843-477-0020 or visiting www.redcross.org/EasternSC.