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. Since the inception of our Home Fire Preparedness Program in October 2014, over 1,050 smoke alarms have been installed in Chemung, Seneca, Schuyler, Steuben, Wayne and Yates counties - making over 360 homes safer in the process. But there is still work to be done!
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.
From April 28th-May 13th, we are going to push to install at least 280 smoke alarms in Chemung, Seneca, Schuyler, Steuben, Wayne and Yates counties. But we need your help!
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!
To make an offline donation to support our Sound the Alarm fundraising efforts, download and mail this form to your Regional Personal Fundraiser Champion at:
American Red Cross of Western and Central New York
Attn: Crowdrise Champion
344 W. Genesee Street, Suite 100
Syracuse, NY 13202