The American Red Cross will be hosting a Sound the Alarm event in Freeport as part of a nationwide effort to help reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by home fires.
WHAT: The Red Cross of Northwest Illinois is hosting a Sound the Alarm home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event. Red Cross volunteers, Freeport City Management, Freeport Fire Department and community partners will go door to door to install free smoke alarms and help families create fire escape plans.
MEETING LOCATION: Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 511 S. Liberty Avenue, Freeport
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 9:00 a.m. Remarks begin at 9:30 a.m.
WHO: Teams made up of volunteers from the Red Cross, Freeport City Management, Freeport Fire Department and community partners.
Watch this video to see more about “Sound the Alarm.”
Find a link to installation b-roll here.
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 582 lives nationwide.
SIGN UP FOR A FREE SMOKE ALARM INSTALLATION: In Freeport, residents can still sign up for a free smoke alarm installation by calling 815-963-8471 ext. 8822 or visiting getasmokealarm.org.
HOW YOU CAN HELP: Join this Red Cross effort today by volunteering to install smoke alarms in your community. To register, visit soundthealarm.org/chicago. Residents volunteering at the event will receive two free Chicago White Sox tickets.
The Red Cross like to thank our regional corporate partners for making this event possible: Motorola Solutions Foundation, Gallagher, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Grainger, Bank of America, Joan and Paul Rubschlager and USG Corporation.
About the American Red Cross of Northwest Illinois:
The American Red Cross of Northwest Illinois serves 700,000 people in 10 counties including Boone, Bureau, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago. 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 us at www.redcross.org/Il/Rockford or visit us on Twitter @RedCross.