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The American Red Cross of the Central Valley is asking the community to help “Sound the Alarm. Save a Life.” on Saturday, April 28, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Fresno Fire Department, 911 H Street in Fresno.
The Red Cross, along with the Fresno Fire Department and multiple community organizations, will be installing free smoke alarms in Fresno homes while educating families on the importance of home fire safety.
“Seven times a day, someone in this country dies in a home fire,” says Red Cross Executive Director Barry Falke. “In many cases, these tragedies can be prevented with a working smoke alarm. That’s why we’re partnering with the Fresno Fire Department to save lives in our own community.”
Sound the Alarm is part of the ongoing Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, in which Red Cross volunteers and partners canvass high-risk neighborhoods to install free smoke alarms and provide education on home fire safety. In the Central Valley, the Red Cross helped over 470 local families affected by home fires last year. This work was done thanks to nearly 780 volunteers in the six-county chapter.
The American Red Cross of the Central Valley hopes to recruit 200 volunteers from around the community and install 600 smoke alarms at Saturday’s event.
You can register to volunteer for this event, create an online fundraiser, make a donation, or learn more at soundthealarm.org. Volunteers will be provided with a free Red Cross t-shirt and free lunch.