Every day, seven people die in home fires, most in homes that lack working smoke alarms. Sadly, children and the elderly disproportionately lose their lives. The American Red Cross wants to improve the odds and save lives, that’s why we launched our Home Fire Campaign in 2014.
A critical part of this campaign is Sound the Alarm, a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events across the country. Red Cross volunteers, along with fire departments and other partners, canvass at-risk neighborhoods, installing free smoke alarms, replacing batteries in existing alarms, and providing fire prevention and safety education. In just three years, we’ve accomplished so much, including the installation of more than 1 million smoke alarms and preparing more than 1 million people against home fires through our home visits. This spring, we are going to continue this life-saving work by installing 100,000 alarms in 100 cities and we invite you to be a part of this event!
You can help raise funds to support this life-saving work and help sponsor the cost of installing smoke alarms through personal fundraising! Personal fundraising is a way to activate your network by creating a fundraising page on CrowdRise and reaching out to friends and family to as for financial support. Together, we can Sound the Alarm about fire safety and help save lives.