The American Red Cross will be hosting a Sound the Alarm event in North Lawndale this weekend as part of a nationwide campaign to help reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by home fires. Alderman Michael Scott, Jr. and Former White Sox left fielder Ron Kittle as well as mascot “Southpaw” are scheduled to attend this event to support the Red Cross initiative.
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 community partners will go door to door to install free smoke alarms and help families create fire escape plans.
MEETING LOCATION: Douglas Park District – Cultural Center/Field House, 1401 S Sacramento Dr, Chicago,
WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 9:30AM
WHO: Teams made up of volunteers from the Red Cross and local community partners
Watch this video to learn more about “Sound the Alarm.”
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 589 lives nationwide.
SIGN UP FOR A FREE SMOKE ALARM INSTALLATION: Residents can still sign up to receive a free smoke alarm by going to www.getasmokealarm.org.
HOW YOU CAN HELP: Join this Red Cross effort today by signing up to volunteer at www.soundthealarm.org/chicago. Volunteers 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 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.