Every day, 7 people die in home fires and tragically, most victims die in homes that don’t have working smoke alarms. The Red Cross wants to do everything we can to prevent these needless tragedies – that’s why they launched our Home Fire Campaign. Columbus Gives Back invites you to join us as we 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.
To Sign Up: Please complete registration for the event by performing the following:
- Visit www.soundthealarm.org
- Scroll to the volunteers and click the red “Search Now” button
- You will be taken to a page a pop up – enter your zip code and click the red “Find Events”
- You will then get a listing of events within a 100 mile radius of your location – when you find an event you would like to participate in click on the blue “Sign Up”
- A pop up will then appear with the event details, click on the red “Next” button and follow the directions to register
Where: 6500 North High Street, Worthington, OH 43085
Event Leaders: firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Saturday, May 11th, 9am-1pm
About Sound the Alarm: This spring the American Red Cross needs your help to install 100,000 free smoke alarms and raise funds for lifesaving services in more than 100 cities in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands during Sound the Alarm home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events. One day of your life can change someone else’s forever. Locally in Franklin County we are hoping to install between 700 – 1,000 smoke detectors in homes and could use help!!
About Columbus Gives Back: Columbus Gives Back makes volunteering fun and easy! We organize one-time volunteer events in relaxed, social settings that are scheduled to fit working professional’s busy schedules. Best of all, volunteering with Columbus Gives Back is free of charge — and commitment! Simply find and register for whatever events interest you. For more information, visit Columbus Gives Back.
#SocialTwist: We encourage you to join us afterwards for some local eats and drinks to get to know our other volunteers and celebrate all that we’ve accomplished!
Cancellation Policy: Due to the nature of our events, an accurate headcount is important. Please notify the event leader if you have RSVP’ed but are unable to attend the event.