In partnership with Aurora Fire Department and Xcel Energy, the Red Cross of the Mile High Area will be hosting a Home Fire Campaign in Aurora. This event is open to anyone that would like to help save lives by installing free smoke alarms.
The Red Cross welcomes anyone willing to help, including young adults 16 and over who accompanied by a parent, guardian or adult. Visit https://xcelenergydos.ivolunteer.com/americanredcross to register as a volunteer for this event.
- Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018
- Time: 8am-12pm
- Place: Meet at the edge of Hoffman Park and FireStation #2 at 12600 Hoffman Blvd, Aurora 80011
- Locations for smoke alarm installations: Hoffman Heights and North Aurora Neighborhood Association
- Please register as a volunteer for this event at https://xcelenergydos.ivolunteer.com/americanredcross.
Follow the progress of this event on Twitter: @COWYRedCross or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/redcrossdenver.
“Home fires are the biggest disaster threat our community faces, killing seven people in this country every day,” said Gino Greco, American Red Cross Regional CEO. “Please help us save lives by volunteering to install smoke alarms in your community, making a financial contribution, or taking steps to protect your own family from home fires.”
The Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters a year, the majority of which are home fires. Working smoke alarms in a home cut the risk of death by half and having an escape plan further improves the odds of survival. The Red Cross wants to end these tragedies and save lives.
Across the country, the Campaign is making a difference. As of September 2018, the Red Cross and our partners across the country have saved more than 460 lives.