American Red Cross seeks volunteers to install smoke alarms

MANCHESTER – The American Red Cross is seeking people to volunteer their time and help save lives at the Sound the Alarm home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event on May 5, 2018 in Manchester from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

“Sound the Alarm in Manchester and be part of the nationwide Red Cross effort to help reduce the number of deaths and injuries from home fires,” said Maria Devlin, CEO for the American Red Cross in New Hampshire and Vermont. “By volunteering with the Red Cross, someone can truly make a difference in someone’s life.”

If you are interested in volunteering to educate people about home fire safety and install free smoke alarms, visit Volunteer signups are available for both individuals and teams, so grab your friends and family and help make a difference together.

The Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters a year, the majority of which are home fires. Working smoke alarms in a home cut the risk of death by half and having an escape plan further improves the odds of survival. The Red Cross wants to end these tragedies and save lives, the reason why the organization launched the Home Fire Campaign in 2014.

Across the country, the campaign is making a difference. As of February 2018, the Red Cross and our partners across the country have saved more than 348 lives and installed more than one million free smoke alarms.

To learn more about the Home Fire Campaign, visit Help us Sound the Alarm by volunteering to install smoke alarms, making a financial contribution, or taking steps to protect your own family from home fires.