American Red Cross volunteers and community partners, including the Springfield Fire Department, will install free smoke alarms in Springfield this Saturday. This effort is part of the national Red Cross Sound the Alarm initiative.
WHAT: Sound the Alarm kickoff with remarks and volunteer training, followed by smoke alarm installations at area homes where volunteer teams will discuss home fire safety with families
WHERE: St Joseph Church; 1345 N 6th St, Springfield
WHEN: Saturday, March 25, 2023
8:30 a.m. kickoff and remarks from executive director Dawn Morris and others; smoke alarm installations at area homes to follow
WHO: Dawn Morris, Red Cross South Central Illinois chapter executive director
Interviews available with speakers following the kickoff
VISUALS: Opportunities for photos and b-roll of kickoff remarks, volunteer training and volunteers installing smoke alarms and meeting with local families
This work is made possible thanks to generous financial donations from corporate partners: Motorola Solutions Foundation, Bank of America, ComEd and Peoples Gas.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
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