When I joined the American Red Cross in December, I learned that seven times a day someone in the U.S. dies in a home fire. Over 60% of fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms. I also learned that we can help turn the tide through our Sound the Alarm. Save a Life events. Our aim is to improve the odds of survival by as much as 25% over the next few years.
Red Cross volunteers, fire departments and community groups will partner to install FREE smoke alarms, educate families about fire prevention, and map fire escape routes. I would love for my friends to join me in giving a gift of any size to help save a life, provide hope and urgent relief, like food, shelter, and other essentials - to people in their time of greatest need. If you can share the link to this page with family and friends, that would be amazing too. I am excited to give to this cause and hope you will join me.