Charlottesville: American Red Cross: Sound the Alarm. Save A Life.

Sponsoring Yale Group: 
Yale Club of the Blue Ridge
When: 
Saturday, May 11, 2019
8:30am to 1:00pm
Where: 
Ridge Street Fire Department See map
203 Ridge Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902

All training will be provided onsite the day of the event. No previous experience necessary. Please dress comfortably and wear shoes appropriate for walking.

Description: 

Please join us to help install smoke alarms, teach families about fire safety and prevention, and help save a life!

Every day, seven people die in U.S. home fires, most in homes that lack working smoke alarms, with children and the elderly disproportionately killed. As a first responder to these local tragedies, the American Red Cross wanted to do more. That’s why we launched our Home Fire Campaign in 2014 and began knocking on doors. We call this year-round canvassing effort Sound the Alarm, and in just over four years, we’ve made a tremendous difference, installing more than 1.5 million alarms nationwide and making a huge impact here in our community. Together with our partners, we’re helping make households safer and saving lives. Each spring, the Red Cross rallies volunteers for a nationwide canvassing push. This year we will install 100,000 new alarms nationwide. At the same time, we will raise home fire awareness through national marketing and media. 

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