On May 14, volunteers and members of the Red Cross and will join together to install more than 250 free smoke alarms for local families vulnerable to home fires during a Sound the Alarm event in Rochelle. This effort is part of a national Red Cross Sound the Alarm initiative to install 50,000 free smoke alarms in more than 50 at-risk communities across the country in May.
WHAT: Sound the Alarm kickoff with remarks and volunteer training, followed by smoke alarm installations at area homes where volunteer teams will also discuss home fire safety with families.
WHERE: The Rec Center, 802 Jones Rd, Rochelle IL 61068
WHEN: Saturday, May 14, 2022, 9 am kickoff; smoke alarm installations at area homes to follow until 3 pm
WHO: --Rochelle Fire Department
--Leslie Luther, Executive Director, American Red Cross of Northwest Illinois
--Red Cross Volunteers
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, Advanced Technology Services, Bank of America, Peoples Gas Community Fund, UL, and Hub Group.
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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