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Calling All Volunteers for May 16th!

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The American Red Cross launched a new initiative, the Home Fire Campaign, in October. The campaign is a five-year program designed to decrease the number of deaths and injuries from home fires by 25%. On Saturday, May 16th each Chapter within the Greater Chesapeake region is hosting a Home Fire Campaign event and we need your help to save lives in our community! 

This is our largest outreach effort to-date for this program and we need community supporters to help us install smoke alarms and teach people the importance of home fire evacuation plans. Volunteers who register will go through a short, online training prior to the 16th and receive additional information the morning of the event.

The agenda for the event is:

9:00 a.m. – Arrival and meet the team
9:15 a.m. – 30 minute briefing 
10:00 a.m. – Leave for assigned neighborhood locations
10:15/10:30 a.m. – Begin canvassing
1:00 p.m. – Report back to meeting point

To register for the event, please click the link below and complete the form. 

Western Maryland 
Neighborhood: Discovery in Walkersville, Frederick County
Registration Form:  

To see how important this campaign is, check out this video of an Indianapolis woman whose life was saved by a smoke alarm installed during a canvassing event. This is a great opportunity for volunteers to make a direct impact within their community, ensuring it is a safer place to live.