Join the movement!! Sound the Alarm. Save a Life.
This spring, join fellow Red Cross volunteers in more than 100 communities across the country to Sound the Alarm, a home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event. During this nationwide home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event, volunteers across the country will install 100,000 free smoke alarms in high risk neighborhoods in over 100 cities.
Did you know that the American Red Cross responds to a disaster every 8 minutes, and the vast majority of these are home fires? Sadly, every day seven people die from home fires, most in homes that lack working smoke alarms, with children and the elderly disproportionately killed. That’s why the Red Cross launched the Home Fire Campaign in 2014. Since then, volunteers and partners have made over 600,000 households safer. Now we’re on the cusp of something big, and we need your help.
In Virginia, we have made over 5,800 homes safer and together with volunteers across the country, we have saved over 500 lives. This year, from April 27th – May 12th , we will install 100,000 smoke alarms in over 100 cities across the nation. We are counting on volunteers like you to help us achieve this major milestone! Here is how you can help:
Volunteer to help Sound the Alarm. Save a Life
Registration is open March 1, 2019! See below to register and commit to joining 35,000 volunteers across the country to make homes safer by installing smoke alarms, replacing alarm batteries and helping families create escape plans.
Magnify your impact through fundraising
In addition to installing smoke alarms, you’ll have the opportunity to raise funds to provide lifesaving services that can reduce death and injury from home fires. Simply invite your family, friends and colleagues to sponsor you. Just $15 can provide 1 smoke alarm. Imagine what we could do if we all help to raise just a little bit of money! More information will be provided during registration.
Spread the word!
Invite your friends and family to volunteer with you or to join your fundraising efforts! Ask them to sign up below, and share on social media using #endhomefires.
You can join this growing movement. Together, we can Sound the Alarm about fire safety and help save lives. If you have any questions about Sound the Alarm, please contact Charles White.