The American Red Cross wants to install 2,000 smoke detectors across Upstate this fall, and they need your help.
The Red Cross says their "Sound the Alarm" initiative hopes to reduce fire deaths by 25 percent, which can truly have a direct effect. They say that 7 people die each day in a fire, with most of those deaths due to the lack of a smoke detector. And the Red Cross says that in a fire, people have as little as 2 minutes to escape, making the importance of a smoke detector that much more crucial.
Of the 2,000 smoke detectors the Red Cross hopes to install this fall, 800 of them will be placed in Central New York homes. To learn how you can volunteer to help install these greatly needed smoke detectors, visit the Red Cross "Sound The Alarm" website.