Sound the Alarm: The volunteer experience
On Saturday, April 28th I got to be a part of an amazing experience within the American Red Cross. Myself and a bunch of other volunteers got to be a part of the Sound the Alarm Campaign by helping reduce home fires by installing free smoke alarms inside people's homes.
Did you know that every day, seven people die in home fires? Most in homes that lack working smoke alarms. The American Red Cross wants to improve the odds and save lives and that's why the Red Cross launched their Home Fire Campaign back in 2014.
My Duties along with other Red Cross volunteers consisted of:
- Installing free smoke alarms
- Replace batteries in existing alarms
- Provide fire prevention and safety education
- Canvass at-risk neighborhoods