LOS ANGELES, April 11, 2023 — American Red Cross serving Metro and Southeast LA, the Office of Supervisor Hilda Solis and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation are offering free smoke alarm installations for East LA residents in need during a Sound the Alarm home fire safety event on April 22.
“A working smoke alarm can be the difference between survival and tragedy when a home fire strikes,” said Joanne Nowlin, CEO for the Red Cross Los Angeles Region. “That’s why the Red Cross is teaming up with the Office of Supervisor Hilda Solis and LA County Parks and Rec to help ensure Easy LA residents, especially those most vulnerable, have these lifesaving devices.”
Residents who need assistance can register at redcross.org/LAhomefire for a 20-minute home fire safety visit between 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 22. Volunteers will also share information on the causes of home fires, how to prevent them, what to do if a fire starts and how to create an escape plan.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Those who want to give back in East LA can sign up at redcross.org/LAhomefire to volunteer during the April 22 Sound the Alarm event. No prior experience is needed — training will be provided for installing smoke alarms and sharing fire safety information.
Can’t join the event? You can also help by donating to the Red Cross at redcross.org/LAhomefire to help people prepare for, respond to and recover from home fires.
East LA EVENT PART OF NATIONAL CAMPAIGN Local Sound the Alarm events like this one in East LA are a critical part of the national Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, which has helped save at least 1,664 lives since launching in October 2014. Locally during this time, the Red Cross in Los Angeles and local partners have installed more than 54,700 free smoke alarms and made more than 18,200 households safer time in Los Angeles County.
This work is made possible thanks to generous financial donations from regional partners: Edison International, Howmet Aerospace Foundation, Harbor Freight Tools Foundation, SoCalGas Company, Farmers Insurance Group and California Resources Corporation.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/la or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossLA.