Hawthorne, NY – The American Red Cross Metro NY North Chapter is offering FREE smoke alarm installations for New Rochelle residents during a Sound the Alarm home fire safety event on Saturday, May 6, 2023.
“A working smoke alarm can be the difference between survival and tragedy when a home fire strikes,” said Stephanie Dunn Ashley, CEO, American Red Cross Metro NY North Chapter. “That’s why the Red Cross is teaming up with the City of New Rochelle 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/mnyn for a home fire safety visit on Saturday, May 6, 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 on April 1, 2023, to canvass neighborhoods to sign up residents for this opportunity. Please note, all Red Cross volunteers will have official identification and vests.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Those who want to give back in New Rochelle can sign up at www.soundthealarm.org/mnyn to volunteer during the May 6, 2023, Sound the Alarm event. No prior experience is needed — training will be provided for installing smoke alarms and sharing fire safety information.
NEW ROCHELLE EVENT PART OF NATIONAL CAMPAIGN Local Sound the Alarm events like this one in New Rochelle 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 Metro NY North Chapter and local partners have installed more than 7500 free smoke alarms and made more than 3100 households safer across Westchester and Rockland counties and Greenwich, Conn.
This work is made possible thanks to generous financial donations from regional partners including State Farm.
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.