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.
Join us April 28 through May 13 on a Sound the Alarm home visit in your community, where teams of volunteers will be installing 100,000 free smoke alarms in more than 100 cities across the U.S. Together, we can save lives!
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!