The American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois will be hosting a Sound the Alarm event in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood as part of a nationwide effort to help reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by home fires.
WHAT: The Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois is hosting a Sound the Alarm home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event. Red Cross volunteers and local partners will be canvassing neighborhoods, installing free smoke alarms and helping families create fire escape plans.
MEETING LOCATION: Columbus Park, 500 S. Central Avenue, Chicago – Fire Commissioner Richard C. Ford II, Celena Roldán, CEO of the Chicago & Northern Illinois Red Cross and Alderman Chris Taliaferro of the 29th Ward will kick off the event.
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 9:30 a.m.
WHO: Teams made up of volunteers from the Red Cross, Chicago Fire Department and local community partners will go out into the community for a day of installations.
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.
Austin residents can sign up for a free smoke alarm installation at getasmokealarm.org.
For more information go to: soundthealarm.org/chicago.
The Red Cross like to thank our regional corporate partners: 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 Chicago & Northern Illinois:
The American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois serves 9.5 million people in 21 counties including Boone, Bureau, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Jo Daviess, LaSalle, Lake, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Putnam, Stephenson, Whiteside, Will 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 redcross.org/il/chicago or visit us on Twitter @ChicagoRedCross.