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Red Cross To Build Resilient Communities In Paoli Through The Home Fire Campaign
Updated March 28, 2017 6:33 AM
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(PAOLI) - On Sunday, April 2, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the American Red Cross, Indiana University Health-Paoli and the Paoli Fire Department will partner once again for the Home Fire Campaign to create resilient communities.

The Home Fire Campaign aims to install free smoke alarms with a long-term goal of the Home Fire Campaign is to reduce death and injury caused by home fires by 25 percent by 2019. Home fires are a reminder of how important having a working smoke alarm in your home can do to save a life.

Red Cross volunteers will canvass the community of Paoli installing smoke alarms and providing emergency escape plans and fire safety information.

If you are looking to volunteer, please contact Maria Carrasquillo at maria.carrasquillo2@redcross.org or call (812) 447-5055

The Red Cross responds to over 60,000 disasters every year and the vast majority of those are home fires. On an average day, seven people die from home fires. The Red Cross recommends checking your smoke alarm monthly and practice how to escape your home in less than two minutes in the event of a fire.

The Indiana Region serves 87 Indiana counties consisting of six Red Cross chapters: Central Indiana (Indianapolis headquarters), Northern Indiana (South Bend headquarters), Northeast Indiana (Fort Wayne headquarters), Northwest (Merrillville headquarters), Southern Indiana (Evansville headquarters) and West Central Indiana (Terre Haute headquarters). For more information on the Indiana Region: www.redcross.org/local/in. Follow the Indiana Region on Twitter at: @INRedCross, on Instagram at:@indianaredcross or www.facebook.com/INRedCross.

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 redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.



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