In order to assist our volunteers, staff and community to practice social distancing during the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region has decided to postpone all Sound the Alarm smoke alarm installation events through May 1. We will postpone the Corporate Challenge until Sept. 18, 2020.
The Red Cross is actively monitoring the public health situation as we take the safety and wellbeing of volunteers, employees and the people we serve seriously.
We have made the decision to postpone any event that would ask large groups of people to congregate in one place.
This includes the following smoke alarm installation events:
- March 14 in Carson
- March 14 in Walnut Park
- March 21 in South LA
- March 28 in North Hollywood
- April 11 in Torrance
- April 18 in Baldwin Park
- April 24 in Watts
- May 1 in Exposition Park.
We also remain committed to helping people prevent and survive home fires. As details become available about future opportunities to support the Sound the Alarm campaign, including the scheduling of any new or make-up events, we will keep you informed.
Here is how you can help.
- In the spirt of Sound the Alarm, we urge you to test the smoke alarms in your home and review your family’s home fire escape plan.
- If you are spending more time at home with your family during this pandemic, take the time to review your entire disaster preparedness plan. More information can be found at preparesocal.org, including what to put in your emergency kit and how to make sure every member of your family knows what to do in the event of a disaster.
- If you are healthy, feeling well and eligible to give blood or platelets, please make an appointment to donate as soon as possible by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Please also be sure to bring the mission of the Red Cross into your home by caring for your loved ones. You may be experiencing a variety of feelings and thoughts during the current situation, and the Red Cross has information you can use to cope with this evolving situation.