October 18, 2016

American Red Cross Smoke Alarm Blitz

It was a great distraction from the election to do something for an under-privileged neighboring community at risk for home fires. As part of the American Red Cross Smoke Alarm blitz, my dear friend and I distributed flyers and door tags to let people know that the AMRC will be coming around on Saturday to distribute free smoke alarms. 

What a good feeling to know that perhaps this small effort will have saved a life in the future.
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Here are some of the stats:

Each year, the Red Cross responds to nearly 66,000 disasters, the vast majority of which are home fires. 

On average:

  • 7 people die every day from a home fire
  • 36 people suffer injuries as a result of home fires every day
  • Over $7 billion in property damage occurs every year

Can your family escape in just 2 minutes? Here are 2 simple steps:
  • Practice your 2-minute drill. Make sure your family can safely escape in 2 minutes.
  • It's almost day-light savings time.  Check the batteries in your smoke alarms.

Regardless of what one of the presidential candidates says, America is already great. Volunteer in your community -- if only an hour a month -- to contribute to making our country even greater.

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