Mineola, NY – The American Red Cross on Long Island is offering FREE smoke alarm installations for residents of Hempstead, West Hempstead, South Hempstead, Uniondale and Roosevelt during a Sound the Alarm home fire safety event on Wednesday, April 12, 2023.
“A working smoke alarm can be the difference between survival and tragedy when a home fire strikes,” said Jose Dominguez, CEO, American Red Cross on Long Island. “That’s why the Red Cross is teaming up with partners, local officials and others to help ensure local residents, especially those most vulnerable, have these lifesaving devices.”
Residents who would like a smoke alarm installed can register at www.soundthealarm.org/li for a home fire safety visit on Wednesday, April 12, 2023. During the visit, volunteers will also share information on the causes of home fires, how to prevent them, what to do if a fire starts and how to create an escape plan. Red Cross team members will also be in the community in the weeks leading up to the event, to canvass neighborhoods to sign up residents for this opportunity. Please note, all Red Cross volunteers will have official identification and branded clothing or vests.
LONG ISLAND EVENT PART OF NATIONAL CAMPAIGN Local Sound the Alarm events like this one in Hempstead, NY are a critical part of the national Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, which has helped save 1583 lives since launching in October 2014. Locally during this time, the Long Island Chapter and local partners have installed more than 13,250 free smoke alarms and made more than 4070 households and 11,000 people safer across Nassau and Suffolk counties.
This work is made possible thanks to generous financial donations from regional partners including Casual Home Worldwide and Yu Shan Co USA Ltd, National Grid, New York Cancer & Blood Specialists, Northville Industries and PSEG Long Island.
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.