As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic grows, the American Red Cross continues to work closely with public health officials to deliver our lifesaving mission where and when it’s safe to do so. To protect everyone’s safety, we have postponed all Sound the Alarm events, home fire safety visits and preparedness presentations until further notice.
Our top priority is protecting the people we serve and our volunteers, and we made this decision following the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to avoid gathering in groups unless essential.
Just one day of your life can change someone else’s forever. Home fires claim seven lives every day but having working smoke alarms can cut the risk of death by half. That’s why the American Red Cross is rallying 27,000 volunteers to install 100,000 free smoke alarms nationwide during Sound the Alarm events. Sound the Alarm is a critical part of our Home Fire Campaign that was launched in 2014.
Join us on Saturday, May 1 in Exposition Park as we’ll install free smoke alarms, share safety information in at-risk communities and fundraise to help families prepare for, respond to, and recover from home fires.