Register at SoundTheAlarm.org/NorCalCoastal to volunteer at one of many events across the region -
new volunteers welcome
SAN FRANCISCO, May 5, 2022 — Volunteers are needed to help install approximately 600 free smoke alarms for local families at multiple installation events across the Northern California Coastal Region, where home fires remain the most frequent disaster.
The American Red Cross Northern California Coastal Region is leading multiple Sound the Alarm smoke alarm installation and home fire safety events as part of a national Red Cross initiative in May to install 50,000 free smoke alarms with partners in more than 50 at-risk communities across the country.
Register online at SoundTheAlarm.org/NorCalCoastal to volunteer in any of these Sound the Alarm events:
· May 7 – Richmond – 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
· May 7 – Santa Rosa – 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
· May 14 – Modesto – 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
· May 14 – San Bruno – 8.30 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.
· May 21 – Novato – 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
· May 21 – San Jose – 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
No prior experience is needed. Training will be provided before volunteer teams, with members of the Red Cross and many local fire department partners, visit area homes with scheduled appointments.
Because of generous donations, all services are free and available to people in need. Can’t join one of the events? Donate to the Red Cross at SoundTheAlarm.org to help people prepare for, respond to and recover from home fires — which account for the majority of U.S. disasters that the Red Cross responds to every eight minutes.
DO YOU NEED A SMOKE ALARM? Local residents who need a smoke alarm can visit SoundTheAlarm.org/NorCalCoastal to schedule an appointment for a free smoke alarm installation during one of the region’s Red Cross Sound the Alarm events. During short home visits, Red Cross volunteers and partners 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.
1,275 LIVES SAVED AND COUNTING Sound the Alarm is a critical part of the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, which has helped save at least 1,275 lives since launching in October 2014, including 24 lives saved right here in the Northern California Coastal Region. As part of the campaign, the Red Cross, along with our partners, have installed more than 2.3 million free smoke alarms and made 982,369 households safer nationwide.
This work is made possible thanks to generous financial donations from our regional partners: Pacific Gas and Electric Company; E. & J. Gallo Winery; Arista Networks; Silicon Valley Bank; and State Farm.
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 @RedCross.
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