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Sound The Alarm Save a Life

8/9/2017 (Permalink)

In the coming weeks, we will be reaching out to recruit 35,000 volunteers to install 100,000 free smoke alarms across the country as part of Sound the Alarm – a series of lifesaving home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events happening September 23 - October 15. 

Sign up now to Sound the Alarm about home fires, and make a difference today!

I hope you’ll be a part of this important effort. Home fires disproportionately harm children and seniors, and most deaths occur in homes that lack working smoke alarms. That’s why the Red Cross started the Home Fire Campaign in 2014 – to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by fires in homes by 25 percent. Seven Americans die every day from fires in their homes. By signing up as a volunteer to Sound the Alarm this fall, you can help save those lives. 

Did you know that 90 percent of the Red Cross’s humanitarian efforts are carried out by volunteers? 

These volunteers are friends and neighbors who care about their community – people just like you. They are a diverse group, but they all share one thing: They know how deeply rewarding it can feel to make their town a safer place to live, and how delightful it can be to get to know their neighbors in the process. 

Since we first launched the Home Fire Campaign in 2014, our volunteers have achieved so much: installing 941,916 smoke alarms, educating 884,007 youth about fire safety, and saving hundreds of lives. 

Sound the Alarm is part of this ongoing Home Fire Campaign, and if you join us as one of those 35,000 volunteers this fall, we can bring the total number of free smoke alarms we’ve installed as part of our Home Fire Campaign since 2014 to one million!

Sign up now to find an installation event in your community and help save a life in the process! We’re counting on volunteers like you to step up, install more smoke alarms, educate their communities about fire safety, and have fun exploring new neighborhoods and getting to know one another. 

The life you help save could be that of the neighbor down the street or your own family across town. 

Thank you for everything you do – it really does make a difference. 


Lauri Rhinehart
VP, Humanitarian Services
American Red Cross  

P.S. If you're unable to volunteer, you can still make a meaningful difference by fundraising for this cause or making a financial gift today.

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