The American Red Cross is Offering Free Smoke Alarms

Dear Greater Bridgeport Latino Network,

The American Red Cross would like to offer you and your community free and available smoke alarms. Home fires threaten the lives of our neighbors and, sadly, take seven lives each day in the U.S. Most often, tragedies occur in homes without working smoke alarms—but these devices can cut the risk of death in half.

The American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign hosts Sound the Alarm events in cities across the Fairfield county. During these events, teams go door-to-door to install free smoke alarms, replace batteries in existing alarms and help families create home fire escape plans.

 These services are free and available to all people in need. Already, they’ve helped save more than 500 lives nationwide through our Home Fire Campaign, and we want to make sure everyone in ​community has access to these free resources to stay safe.

 Please join our fight to end home fires by sharing this information with your organization’s community and members; we are asking individuals interested to sign up for individual appointments to have free smoke alarms installed in their homes. Please ask them to provide us with their name, address, phone number and email.You can reply to this same email with this information and we will contact them individually.

Together, we can Sound the Alarm about fire safety and help save lives.


Laura Ortiz

American Red Cross Volunteer

 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. For more information, please visit, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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