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Local Red Cross and NRG Energy partner to Spread Fire Safety

More than 1,200 fire safety kits to be assembled and handed out in effort to reduce fires and fire deaths

Who: About a dozen American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania employees and volunteers, along with 120 NRG Energy employees from across the country, including its Philadelphia and Princeton, NJ locations.

What: One of the largest fire safety walkthroughs conducted by the American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania and its partners this year.

When: Tuesday, September 23rd, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

(8 a.m. – approx. 9:30 kit assembly)

(approx 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. kit distribution)

Where: Two separate locations

(8am- 9:30am) American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania Headquarters

23rd and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19103

(approx. 10am-11am) Drexel Park

33rd and Powelton Streets (then fanning out north and west)

Philadelphia — More than 120 employees from NRG Energy, one of the nation’s leading energy companies with headquarters in University City, Princeton, NJ, and Houston, TX, will join the American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania to assemble and then distribute more than 1,200 fire safety kits. Those fire safety kits contain valuable, potentially life-saving information on the importance of smoke alarms, how to prevent fires, what to do if there is a fire, and how to create a fire escape plan for the entire family, including pets. After assembling the kits, NRG employees Red Cross personnel will distribute the kits in the Mantua neighborhood, an area of the city with a significant number of fires each year.

This will be one of the largest single day fire safety walkthroughs conducted by the American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania this year. The program is designed to help reduce the number of fires and fire fatalities. The American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania distributes more than 10,000 fire safety kits each year.

As part of a company-wide meeting in Philadelphia, NRG employees chose the Red Cross for a community service project. NRG recognizes the invaluable role the Red Cross plays in not only helping people after a fire, but also in helping them prevent them in the first place.

Visuals to include the assembly of more than 1,200 Red Cross bags with various items and more than 120 people going door to door handing out the bags at door steps and gates.