LOS ANGELES, CA, May 7, 2019 — Stars of the hit Fox drama “9-1-1" will have a chance to be real-life lifesavers on Saturday, May 11 when Aisha Hinds and Oliver Stark help the Red Cross Los Angeles bring an end to home fires in Long Beach. The TV celebrities will join Red Cross volunteers and staff as they visit homes to install free smoke alarms and educate residents on home fire safety and prevention as part of the organization’s national Sound the Alarm campaign.
Sound the Alarm was launched the Red Cross in 2014 to reduce fire deaths and injuries. So far, it has reached more than 1.7 million people and saved more than 500 lives nationwide. In 2018, the Red Cross of Los Angeles:
· Installed more than 10,400 smoke alarms
· Reached more than 8,600 youth through preparedness programs
· Made more than 3,350 homes safer through home fire safety visits
WHAT: Sound the Alarm
WHERE: Cabrillo High School
2001 Santa Fe Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90810
WHEN: Saturday May 11, 2019. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Event Kick-off at 9 a.m.; smoke alarm installations to follow until 4 p.m.
WHO: Aisha Hinds, “9-1-1,” "Henrietta ‘Hen’ Wilson”
Oliver Stark, “9-1-1,” “Evan ‘Buck’ Buckley”
The fire safety event is part of a four-week push by the American Red Cross to install 100,000 free smoke alarms in 100 high-risk cities across the country. The final event in the series will take place in East Los Angeles on May 18th.
Home fires account for more deaths in the U.S. every year than every other natural disaster combined, killing seven people every day.
People interested in helping can register now at RedCross.org/sta-longbeach to volunteer and raise funds for lifesaving services.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossLA or @CruzRojaLA.