WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (January 25, 2023) — This past weekend, volunteers and members of the American Red Cross South Florida Region installed 170 free smoke alarms for families in West Palm Beach, Fla. as part of a national Red Cross Sound the Alarm efforts.
“Without everyone coming together to Sound the Alarm, we wouldn’t have been able to help dozens of vulnerable neighbors in West Palm Beach,” said Eric Roby, Executive Director of the Palm Beach and Treasure Coast Chapter. “Home fires are a constant threat to our community, and our efforts today will make a lasting difference to save lives.”
SAVING LIVES FROM NATION’S MOST FREQUENT DISASTER Home fires are the nation’s most frequent disaster, including in South Florida where volunteers have responded to more than 30 home fires in the first month of the year.
This Sound the Alarm event is a critical part of the national Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, which has helped save at least 1,275 lives since launching in October 2014. As part of the campaign in West Palm, the Red Cross of South Florida and local partners have installed more than 38,000 free smoke alarms and made nearly 19,000 households safer. Visit SoundTheAlarm.org to learn more and make a donation to the Red Cross to help people prepare for, respond to and recover 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/southflorida or visit us on Twitter at @SFLRedCross.