Red Cross Kicks Off New Campaign To Reduce Home Fire Deaths & Injuries in Broward County
A fire in the home is the biggest disaster threat to American families. It’s more of a risk than floods, hurricanes, or tornadoes. The American Red Cross responds to a disaster every eight minutes and nearly all of these are home fires. The American Red Cross announced a new campaign in Broward County and across the country to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires by as much as 25 percent over the next five years.
Red Cross volunteers canvassed the Lauderdale Manor & Kendall Green Neighborhoods to determine which households require smoke alarms. Next Saturday volunteers will return to install the smoke alarms on November 22nd.
The Red Cross campaign focuses on increasing the use of smoke alarms in neighborhoods with high numbers of home fires and encouraging everyone to practice their fire escape plans.
The Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters each year in the United States and the vast majority of those are home fires. You can help people affected by disasters like home fires and countless other crises by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.