Red Cross Seeks Volunteers to Help Install Smoke Alarms During Sound the Alarm Event in New Haven
Volunteer as an individual or sign up with a team
The American Red Cross is seeking people to volunteer their time and help save lives at the Sound the Alarm home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event on October 7, 2017 in New Haven from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
“Sound the Alarm in New Haven and be part of the nationwide Red Cross effort to help reduce the number of deaths and injuries from home fires,” said Mario Bruno, CEO, American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region. “By volunteering with the Red Cross, someone can truly make a difference in someone’s life. Please join us and help Sound the Alarm by volunteering as an individual or with a team on October 7, 2017.”
If you are interested in volunteering to educate people about home fire safety and install free smoke alarms, visit www.soundthealarm.org/connecticut or visit the Sound the Alarm information on redcross.org. Volunteer signups are available for both individuals and teams, grab your friends and family and help make a difference together
The Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters a year, the majority of which are home fires. Working smoke alarms in a home cut the risk of death by half, and having an escape plan further improves the odds of survival. The Red Cross wants to end these tragedies and save lives, the reason why the organization launched the Home Fire Campaign in 2014.
Across the country, the Campaign is making a difference. As of May 31, 2017, the Red Cross and our partners across the country have saved at least 260 lives: reached around 860,000] through youth preparedness programs, and installed 890,000 free smoke alarms.
To learn more about the Home Fire Campaign, visit redcross.org. Please help us Sound the Alarm by volunteering to install smoke alarms, making a financial contribution, or taking steps to protect your own family from home fires.
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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
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