As most of you know I work for the American Red Cross here in Idaho. I am so proud every day to get to do my bit to help people who have been affected by disasters large and small, from a single family home fire to a major blood transfusion. I have seen so many lives changed for the better.
I am asking you to help make 50 homes safer for Idaho families!
I do not come to you all often to help and I am so grateful for those of you who have and are already supporting our work, but for this, I am making an exception. I am asking you all to help me raise $1,100 to support our Sound the Alarm event. This amount will provide 100 smoke alarms for families that need them.
Anything you can give will make a difference. It costs the Red Cross $11 for a single alarm. Can you skip one trip to McDonald's to help?
If you want to get involved in an install event we are doing them across the country between September 29th and October 15th. No matter where you live you can get involved. To sign up to help please visit: https://www.redcross.org/sound-the-alarm
The first picture I am sharing here is the home of a family in Jerome. Just weeks before this fire the Red Cross installed smoke alarms and helped this family with their emergency plan. They didn't have any of this prior to our visit. They give credit to the Red Cross for saving their lives to help them get the warning and to all get out safely.
The Challenge: Home fires kill seven people every day in the U.S. More than 60% of fire-related deaths are in homes without working smoke alarms, and more than 5 million U.S. homes are without smoke alarms.
The Solution: This fall, the American Red Cross of Greater Idaho is mobilizing to Sound the Alarm to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires by installing 1000 FREE smoke alarms in our community.
How You Can 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. Please share the link to this page and let your circle of compassionate friends know why this cause is important to you. Sound the Alarm. Save a Life. Thank you!