Thank you for your continued support for Sound the Alarm; your efforts have been crucial to the current success of this national campaign. With the increased needs for volunteers, staff and materials in response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, we have decided to temporarily pause our fundraising efforts for Sound the Alarm in order to fulfill the desperate needs of our communities facing these disasters. All fundraising pages and current totals on CrowdRise will remain in place until we re-launch Sound the Alarm in the spring. You can continue fundraising if you choose to and all funds donated will continue to save lives as promised. Our work supporting home fire relief will not stop. Thank you again for your commitment to help those in need and to support the mission of the American Red Cross. We’ll see you in the spring!×
Sound the Alarm. Save a Life.
Raise money to help families prepare, respond, and recover from home fires
- Every day 7 people die from home fires
- Every day 36 people suffer injuries as a result from home fires
- Every year over $7 billion in property damage occurs as a result of home fires
Improving Odds, Saving Lives
In 2014, the Red Cross launched the Home Fire Campaign to reduce home fire deaths and injuries by 25% by the end of 2019.
How Sponsored Volunteerism Works...
Join A Team
Click the Join Us button above to create your personal fundraising page. By entering a few basic details you'll be ready to go.
Ask Friends and Family to Sponsor You
The same way a marathon runner gets sponsored for their run, you can ask your friends and family to support your efforts to Sound the Alarm and save lives.
Share and See Your Impact
As the donations come in, you can update your friends and family on how their support is helping you to make a difference.
$15 can cover the fire safety training and installation of 1 smoke alarm
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Smoke Alarms
$150 can cover the fire safety training and installation of 1 deaf and hard of hearing smoke alarm
$600 can provide financial assistance for 1 family impacted by a local disaster, like a home fire
Who you Help
The Red Cross is the only social service organization at the scene of residential fires providing immediate emergency relief of temporary shelter, financial assistance for food and clothing, and other related needs. Watch these stories of people who have recovered from the loss of a home fire with the help of donors like you.