Seven times a day someone in the US dies in a house fire, and more than 60% of fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms. Home fires also have a huge adverse impact on the lives of military families. According to the Navy and Marine Corp, between January 2010 and April 2016, there were 755 fires that impacted Navy and Marine Corp families. The property loss alone equated to approximately $6.3 million.
Sound the Alarm. Save a Life is a series of events taking place cross the US where the Red Cross is partnering with fire departments and community groups to install FREE smoke alarms, educate families about fire prevention, and map fire escape routes. Service to the Armed Forces will be supporting this effort to expand the reach of this program, engage more community partners and ultimately save more lives.
A gift of any size helps prepare, respond, and help families recover from home fires, and your gift can literally help save a life. Just $15 can cover the fire safety training and installation of 1 smoke alarm. Your support will also provide hope and urgent relief, like food, shelter, and other essentials, to people in their time of greatest need.
Please give what you can now and make a difference for those in urgent need!!