The Kosciusko County Chapter of the American Red Cross is teaming up with local fire departments to canvass neighborhoods throughout the county on Saturday to distribute fire safety information. The 3rd Annual Project S.A.F.E. (Smoke Alarms for Everyone) campaign will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday when Red Cross volunteers will go out to several towns in the county.
This year, the Kosciusko Chapter has partnered with Warsaw Community High School’s National Honor Society group, which provided several teams of volunteers for the project. Silveus Insurance is the local event sponsor and also provided volunteers to assemble material packets. The residents of Grace Village also assembled materials for the project and Protechs of Warsaw is providing free sack lunches for the project volunteers.
The families of Kosciusko County are at greater risk from fire than any other disaster so the local Red Cross takes time each year to distribute fire safety information and a battery for smoke alarms. Homes without a smoke detector will be offered a free detector. The American Red Cross of Kosciusko County has assisted numerous families who have suffered the trauma of a home fire.
It is part of the Red Cross Mission to help communities prepare for disaster and encourage people to take steps to minimize the risk of potentially preventable disasters like home fires, by remembering two key fire safety steps: install aworking smoke alarm and develop a fire escape plan.
A functioning smoke alarm is the single most important factor in preventing deaths or injuries from a home fire.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the nation’s blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization – not a government agency – and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at www.redcrosschat.org.