Join the Red Cross to Sound the Alarm and Save Lives from Home Fires
Join the Red Cross to Sound the Alarm
and Save Lives from Home Fires
(Jackson, TN) August 23, 2017 — The American Red Cross is asking everyone to help Sound the Alarm in Mid-West Tennessee and be part of the nationwide Red Cross effort to help reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by home fires.
Here in Mid-West Tennessee, the Red Cross is holding a Sound the Alarm home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event onSaturday, September 30th in Parsons from 9 AM – 2 PM and in Camden on Saturday, October 14th from 9 AM – 2 PM. Red Cross volunteers and local partners will be canvassing neighborhoods, installing free smoke alarms, replacing batteries in existing alarms and helping families create escape plans
“Over the last 12 months, Mid-West Tennessee has responded to 173 home fires. In fact home fires are the biggest disaster threat our community faces, killing seven people in this country every day,” said David Hicks, Executive Director of the Mid-West chapter. “Please help us Sound the Alarm by volunteering to install smoke alarms in your community, making a financial contribution, or taking steps to protect your own family from home fires.”
The Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters a year, the majority of which are home fires. Working smoke alarms in a home cut the risk of death by half, and having an escape plan further improves the odds of survival. The Red Cross wants to end these tragedies and save lives, the reason why the organization launched the Home Fire Campaign in 2014.
Across the country, the Campaign is making a difference. Since 2014, Red Cross volunteers and members of more than 4,200 partner organizations have installed 886,823 smoke alarms in 10,664 cities and towns in all 50 states, serving more than 998,500 people. Here in the Mid-west Tennessee area, the Red Cross installed 785 smoke alarms just last year (July 2016 – June 2017).
Please join this important effort. To register to volunteer for the September 30th or October 14th events, call 731-427-5543. Together, we canSound the Alarm about fire safety and help save lives.
Sound the Alarm is proudly sponsored by and SERVPRO, Allstate, Tom Campbell and Libby Menefee.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.