Nine events in Central Florida are part of national 2-week blitz to install 100,000 free smoke alarms in neighborhoods at-risk in all 50 states
CENTRAL FLORIDA – APRIL 1, 2019 – The American Red Cross is rallying 30,000 volunteers across the country to join its signature home fire safety event this spring – Sound the Alarm. Save a Life. Over a two-week period, April 27-May 12, volunteers will work alongside fire departments and community partners to install 100,000 free smoke alarms and educate families about fire prevention and safety.
This second annual event blitz will take place in more than 100 markets in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Central Florida Region of the Red Cross has planned nine events across six counties. Event registration is now open for individuals and groups to volunteer at www.SoundTheAlarm.org or by clicking the individual links below.
*The Central Florida Region is launching its campaign early to accommodate scheduling with the community in Melbourne
OUR CAMPAIGN TO #ENDHOMEFIRES Sound the Alarm events are part of the Home Fire Campaign, launched in 2014 to help reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by home fires. So far, it has reached more than 1.7 million people and saved at least 552 lives nationwide. The campaign also features distinct youth-oriented programs that teach emergency preparedness. To date, more than 127,000 children have been reached through youth programs.
This work is made possible thanks to generous financial donations from regional partners: Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) and The Mosaic Company.
The Central Florida Region of the American Red Cross serves 19 counties through five chapters: Florida’s Space Coast (Daytona Beach), Greater Orlando, Mid-Florida (Winter Haven), Southwest Florida (Sarasota) and Tampa Bay. For more information, visit redcross.org/centralflorida. Also find us on Facebook and Twitter.
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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