What is "Reduce The 62"? In 2018, Michigan saw a staggering 62% increase in home-fire related deaths. Many of these tragedies could have been avoided if the homes had working smoke alarms, and the families had effective emergency preparedness plans.
In collaboration wiith our partners, the American Red Cross strives to change this narrative.
This spring, we need your help to install at least 3,000 free smoke alarms between April 27th and May 12th in six Michigan communities (Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Muskegon and Saginaw), 100,000 nationwide and raise funds for lifesaving services during Sound the Alarm home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events.
Every day, seven people die in home fires and the Red Cross wants to do everything we can to prevent these needless tragedies. Volunteers work alongside fire departments and other local groups, canvassing 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.
You can help us save a life by making a donation today.