On September 23rd nearly 200 volunteers turned out to help save lives in El Monte by installing free smoke alarms as well as discussing with residents about emergency preparedness and how to evacuate their home if the need ever comes. In total, the volunteers visited 133 homes and installed almost 400 smoke alarms and developed 121 escape plans with families. Not bad for a days works.
The Saturday event is part of the larger Sound the Alarm. Save a Life. campaign aimed at reducing the amount of death and injury caused by home fires. Every day across the nation 7 people die while 36 others receive injuries as a result of a home fire. That is why the Red Cross has launched Sound the Alarm. Save a Life where hundreds of volunteers and partners will be making an effort to reduce these numbers by installing free smoke alarms throughout Los Angeles communities.
You can help make a difference by volunteering with Red Cross to assist in this effort. Visit RedCrossLA.org today and let us know you would like to help make a difference.