If you’re looking for a way to volunteer your time in the new year, the American Red Cross has an opportunity for you to do just that. The MLK Sound the Alarm, Save a Life Service Event will take place Saturday, Jan. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Red Cross is seeking volunteers to help install free smoke alarms in homes across the United States. According to the organization, someone in the U.S. dies in a home fire seven times a day, and every 40 minutes a fire-related injury is reported.
While home fires are the most common disaster facing Americans today, they are also the most preventable. Simply having a working smoke alarm in the home reduces the risk of dying in a home fire by 50%.
That’s where you come in. You can register locally to help the Red Cross continue its mission to reduce fire-related deaths and injuries in the U.S. by 25% within five years. Volunteers will meet at Clovis Fire Station 1, 633 Pollasky Ave., at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 13.
There is no need to be a registered Red Cross volunteer or have any prior training, so feel free to bring your family members or a group of friends.
Details and registration form can be found here.