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The Red Cross is responding to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as well as everyday disasters such as home fires. Our focus in on providing relief to those affected by these disasters. We will be postponing Sound the Alarm events. Check back for updates. Find other local volunteer opportunities by visiting

Help save lives in your community.

Every day, seven people die in home fires, most in homes that lack working smoke alarms. Sadly, children and the elderly disproportionately lose their lives. The American Red Cross wants to improve the odds and save lives, that’s why we launched our Home Fire Campaign in 2014.

A critical part of the campaign is Sound the Alarm, a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events across the country. Red Cross volunteers, along with fire departments and other partners canvass at-risk neighborhoods, installing free smoke alarms, replacing batteries in existing alarms, and providing fire prevention and safety education. In just three years, we’ve accomplished so much.

Get Involved

There are several ways you can get involved with Sound the Alarm:
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Volunteer to install smoke alarms in your community.

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Fundraise to help Sound the Alarm.

Start a Fundraiser

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Make a donation to support the Home Fire Campaign.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors


And Our Regional Partners

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina
Columbia Gas of Ohio
DTE Energy Foundation
Fred Meyer

Lowe's Home Improvement
Marsh & McLennan Companies
Motorola Solutions Foundation
Nationwide Foundation
PSEG Foundation
The USAA Foundation
The Wawa Foundation

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