On May 5th, I along with other American Red Cross volunteers will be in the Raleigh area installing hundreds of free smoke alarms. $15 helps install 1 smoke alarm and my goal is to raise $1000. I'm asking all to contribute to the cause. Did you know that every day, seven people die in home fires, most in homes that lack working smoke alarms. Sadly, children and the elderly disproportionately lose their lives. The American Red Cross wants to improve the odds and save lives- that’s why we launched our Home Fire Campaign in 2014. A critical part of the campaign is Sound the Alarm, a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events across the country. Together with fire departments and other community partners, Red Cross volunteers: - Canvass at-risk neighborhoods - Install free smoke alarms - Replace batteries in existing alarms - Provide fire prevention and safety education In just three years, our home visits have accomplished so much, including the installation of more than 1 million smoke alarms and preparing more than 1 million people against home fires. Sound the Alarm and Save Lives will kick off on April 28 - May 13. During this timeframe, 100,000 alarms will be installed in more than 100 cities across the U.S. Together, we can save lives!