Red Cross Continues Campaign to Reduce Home Fire Deaths and Injuries in Indian River County

IMG_5072 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY FL, (April 24, 2015) — The American Red Cross continues its Home Fire Preparedness Campaign in Indian River County and across the country.  The campaign aims to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by home fires by as much as 25% over the next five years. The campaign focuses on increasing the use of smoke alarms in neighborhoods with high numbers of home fires.  Seventeen Red Cross volunteers canvassed an estimated 75 homes and installed 195 smoke alarms in the Gifford Community.

WHAT:    Red Cross volunteers canvassed an estimated 75 homes and installed 195 smoke alarms as part of Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign.

WHERE:   Gifford Community (north of the Vero Beach Municipal Airport, and west of US 1 in Indian River County)

WHY:      The Red Cross is asking every household in America to take two simple steps that can save lives: check or install smoke alarms and practice fire drills at home. 

 

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HOW YOU CAN HELP:

Help those affected by disasters like wildfires/floods/tornadoes and countless other crises by making a gift to 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. Click redcross.org/donate, call 1-800-REDCROSS or text ‘REDCROSS’ to 90999. Contributions may also be sent to your local Red Cross chapter, or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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