MIAMI (April 2, 2019) – On Saturday, April 6, American Red Cross volunteers from the Greater Miami & The Keys Chapter and partners will visit homes in the Island Life Village community of Key West to help install free smoke alarms during a national effort to the Sound the Alarm against home fires.
The home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event is part of a two-week push of Sound the Alarm events in 100 cities across the U.S. with a high risk of home fires – which kill more people in a typical year in the U.S than all other natural disasters combined. Most deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms.
This Sound the Alarm event is generously sponsored by The Helmerich Trust. “Each day, Red Cross volunteers care for neighbors devastated by home fires, and we want to prevent needless tragedies from these disasters,” said Matthew Helmerich, president of the Trust and Board member of the chapter. “You can help #EndHomeFires by volunteering and raising donations for lifesaving services.”
Following the installations from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be a community barbecue generously hosted by Suburban Propane.
“At Suburban Propane, ensuring the safety of our employees, customers, and communities is paramount to our core mission. We are grateful to partner with the American Red Cross and participating in their Sound the Alarm event here in Florida, and across the nation” said Ms. Nandini Sankara, Spokesperson Suburban Propane
HOW VOLUNTEERS WILL HELP During Sound the Alarm events, Red Cross volunteers and members of The Helmerich Trust and Suburban Propane will go door-to-door to install free smoke alarms, replace batteries in existing alarms and help families create home fire escape plans. Services are free and available to all people in need. Visit SoundTheAlarm.org/SFL for more details.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR EVENTS People interested in helping at events can register now at SoundTheAlarm.org/SFL to volunteer and raise funds for lifesaving services.
Sound the Alarm events are part of the Home Fire Campaign, which the Red Cross launched in 2014 to reduce fire deaths and injuries. So far, it has reached more than 1.7 million people and saved more than 500 lives nationwide.
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.
About Suburban Propane:
Suburban Propane Partners, L.P., is a nationwide distributor of propane, fuel oil and related products and services, as well as a marketer of natural gas and electricity, servicing over 1 million customers through 650 plus locations across 41 states. They are proudly celebrating 90 years of innovation, growth and quality service in 2018. Dedication to safety, integrity, and an unwavering focus on outstanding customer service to their customers and the local communities they serve are cornerstones of their core values. Suburban Propane is a New York Stock Exchange listed limited partnership headquartered in Whippany, NJ. For additional information on Suburban Propane, please visit http://www.suburbanpropane.com/.
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