Sound The Alarm. Save A Life. 4/28/2018 – Austin, TX
- Event posted by American Red Cross of Central Texas
Sound the Alarm. Save a Life.
The Sound the Alarm Save a Life is a national American Red Cross program that is helping to save lives throughout the country. Home fires are the most common disaster that the Red Cross responds to on a daily basis and prevention will help lower the chances of death or loss of property. This program targets at risk neighborhoods and residents that don’t have access to smoke alarms, making them more prone to fire related fatalities. During these events we partner with fire departments and other local groups, to visit homes installing free smoke alarms, replacing batteries in existing alarms and providing fire prevention and safety education to prevent needless tragedies. Because of this program, 332 lives have been saved since it has been in existence. You can also learn more about the program by clicking this visiting soundthealarm.org
Volunteer activities include:
• Canvassing a residential area
• Educating residents about home fire safety
• Installing free smoke alarms
What: Door-to-door smoke alarm installation with on-site training and lunch will be provided.
When: Saturday, April 28nd, 2017
10AM – 5PM – Lunch will be provided.
Who: You! And you don’t need to be an “official” Red Cross volunteer to participate. We will provide all the training necessary on the day of the event, so share the sign up link with friends and family who might not already be on our email list!
Where: We will be canvassing around 2,000 homes in the 78758 zip code of Austin.
Why: To reduce the number of injuries and fatalities from home fires, the Red Cross created a program called the Home Fire Campaign which installs smoke alarms for free in homes that need them and educating people about home fire safety. We know that a working smoke alarm cuts the risk of dying in a home fire in half.
We are targeting an area with about 2,000 homes and we will need approximately 400 volunteers for the Austin area, so any help that you can provide us will go a long way in keeping our communities safe and prepared for home fires.
Attendees can bring guests
You don’t need to be an “official” Red Cross volunteer to participate. We will provide all the training necessary on the day of the event, so share the sign-up link with friends and family who might not already be on our email list! Please complete a separate RSVP for each individual.