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150 Smoke Alarms Installed in the Upstate During Day of Service

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“In only a few hours, and with the help of volunteers and our community partners, we are providing the potential to prevent fire-related injuries and fatalities to our neighbors in Clinton and Greenville,” said Tony Reid, regional disaster officer.

The American Red Cross, in partnership with the Clinton Department of Public Safety and the Greenville City Fire Department, installed more than 150 smoke alarms and provided safety information to families in Clinton and Greenville on Saturday, January 17 as part of the National Day of Service.

“In only a few hours, and with the help of volunteers and our community partners, we are providing the potential to prevent fire-related injuries and fatalities to our neighbors in Clinton and Greenville,” said Tony Reid, regional disaster officer for the American 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 864-271-8222 or visiting www.redcross.org/UpstateSC.