Red Cross volunteers offer free smoke alarm installation

The American Red Cross is launching “Sound the Alarm,” a home fire safety effort to install 100,000 free smoke alarms in 100 high-risk cities across the country.

In Lincoln County, Red Cross volunteers have organized a local event on May 11, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Gleneden Beach Fire Station, 6445 Gleneden Beach Loop. The volunteers will provide information about home fire risks and how to prepare in the event of a fire. They will also take requests for free alarm installations. RSVP for this event at

“Smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire by half,” said American Red Cross president and CEO Gail McGovern. “Every day across this country, home fires threaten families, but working smoke alarms can be the difference between survival and tragedy.” 


About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.


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