MLK Day of Service Across Northern Nevada


American Red Cross and community volunteers, armed with fire safety tips, will canvass neighborhoods in more than 40 cities across the country for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, which occurs this year on January 21st — the day Dr. King’s birthday is commemorated.

During the holiday weekend conversations with residents, and bilingual printed materials, will educate people on ways to prevent home fires and protect themselves should they experience a fire. The initiative takes place in the dead of winter, the time of year when the most home fires occur.

Last year more than 4,000 HOPE worldwide and Red Cross volunteers recognized the MLK Day of Service by visiting nearly 77,000 households in 26 cities across the nation.

Home fires are America’s biggest disaster threat. Every day the Red Cross helps people affected by more than 170 home fires, providing clothing, food and lodging. More than 94 percent of the 70,000 disasters the Red Cross responds to each year are fire related.

Red Cross of Northern Nevada Calling for Volunteers

The Red Cross of Northern Nevada is looking for individuals and groups to volunteer to do this very important canvassing. It's a great way for you and your family, or your civic or church group to participate together bringing invaluable information to folks that may not know it.

You do not have to be a vetted Red Cross volunteer to participate. Volunteers 12 and up are encouraged to participate.

To get started, please click on the red RSVP button to sign up and choose your location.

Participating Locations

Hyatt Place Reno Airport: 1790 E Plumb Ln, Reno, NV 89502

Elko Chamber of Commerce: 1405 Idaho St, Elko, NV 89801

Winners Inn Casino: 185 W Winnemucca Blvd, Winnemucca, NV 89445

Parasol Foundation: 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV 89451

For further information, please contact the American Red Cross of Northern Nevada chapter: (775) 856-1000.