This spring, the American Red Cross needs your help to install 100,000 free smoke alarms and raise funds for lifesaving services during Sound the Alarm home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events.
On Average, U.S Fire Departments respond to $355,400 fires a year, which result in approximately 2,560 Fire related deaths per year. Every day, seven people die in home fires and the Red Cross wants to do everything we can to prevent these needless tragedies. As you may know, Augusta is ranked top ten for cities with the highest risk of home fires; this calls for serious action on behalf of the Red Cross. With the proper funds, volunteers are given the opportunity to work alongside fire departments and other local groups, canvas at-risk neighborhoods to install free smoke alarms, replace batteries in existing alarms, educate families about fire prevention and safety, and fundraise for this lifesaving mission.
This fall, I will attend Cornell University to study architecture, but the accomplishment of getting into an Ivy League school does not compare to the gratifying sensation brought about from working to improve the lives of those affected by house fires.
You can help us save a life by making a donation today.