Hey there family and friends,
If you have come to this page, you likely got an email from me. And if you did, you know that I am trying to raise some funds for the Red Cross' free smoke alarm installation program called Sound the Alarm.
This is an important project, and one that is happening throughout the country. We are targeting vulnerable communities and helping save lives.
Over the course of three weekends, in all 50 states, we will be working to install over 100,000 new smoke alarms, on top of the over ONE MILLION we have already installed over the past few years as part of our Home Fire Campaign.
This is much like a fundraising run or walk. This is a chance for Red Cross volunteers to go out into the community and have a direct impact on someone's life. And this is a chance for you to help make that happen. Your gift, of any amount, can literally help save a life.
Check out the video above, of Stevie and Jimi, who survived a house fire due to smoke alarm installation and an escape plan that was done for them by the Red Cross. They live here in Portland and I have met them several times. They can rarely talk about how important smoke alarms are, and how thankful they are to the Red Cross, without breaking down. They spoke to our entire Pacific Division fundraising staff and had the audience in tears. They are alive today thanks to the Home Fire Campaign and our smoke alarm installation program. Your gift can help others in their time of need.
Please consider making a gift to this campaign, and helping to save a life today.
Thanks so much!
Seven times a day someone in this country dies in a house fire and more than 60 percent of fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms. As a first responder to these local tragedies, the Red Cross is working to improve the odds of survival by as much as 25 percent over the next few years.
Sound the Alarm. Save a Life is a recurring national event where Red Cross volunteers will be partnering with fire departments and community groups across the country to install FREE smoke alarms, educate families about fire prevention, and map fire escape routes.
A gift of any size helps prepare, respond, and help families recover from home fires. your gift can literally help save a life and provide hope and urgent relief, like food, shelter, and other essentials, to people in their time of greatest need. Please support this important effort and encourage your family and friends to join you. Just share the link to this page and let your circle of compassionate friends know why this cause is important to you. Thank you!