This year’s goal of “Pedal for a Purpose” is to raise $5,000 for the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign. With your support, we can ensure those affected by disasters like home fires do not face a disaster alone.
After a home fire, Red Cross volunteers work with fire departments to connect with families for needs like emergency lodging, financial assistance and emotional support. Our services are free and available for all those in need. Through generous donations, volunteers ensure no one faces a disaster alone.
Home fires are this country’s deadliest and most frequent type of disaster. Seven people in this country lose their lives to a fire in their home every day.
Because of these tragic statistics, the American Red Cross launched its Home Fire Campaign to reduce home fire-related deaths and injuries. Since its start in 2014, the campaign is credited with helping save more than 2,000 lives. Roughly one-third of those who survived were children.
As part of the Home Fire Campaign, the Red Cross works with local partners to install free smoke alarms and share fire safety information with families. Through the support of our community partners and dedicated volunteers, the campaign has installed 2.7 million smoke alarms and helped to make 1.1 million homes safer.