American Red Cross of Mid-South

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Letter from Executive Director, Laura Vaughn – August 2017

laura-vaughn_blogRed Cross Calls for Volunteers to Sound the Alarm

We are quickly approaching our Sound the Alarm. Save a Life event on October 7. We need 200 volunteers to Sound the Alarm and help install free smoke alarms in Memphis on October 7 from 9 am to 2 pm.

The Sound the Alarm local event is part of a nationwide effort in which the Red Cross and 35,000 volunteers across the country will install 100,000 free smoke alarms in more than 100 major cities across the country. The events will be held between September 23 and October 15, culminating in the Red Cross’ installation of the one-millionth free smoke alarm since its Home Fire Campaign launched in 2014.

The Home Fire Campaign was launched to help save lives and lessen the number of tragedies attributed to home fires. Across the country, the campaign is making a difference. Since 2014, the campaign has saved 258 lives. Red Cross volunteers and members of more than 4,200 partner organizations have installed 886,823 smoke alarms in 10,664 cities and towns in all 50 states, serving more than 998,500 people.

Your American Red Cross of the Mid-South assist an average of 3 families each day who lose their home to fire. You can help us teach families how to prevent fire and maybe even save a life.

Visit to join us in going door-to-door to install free smoke alarms, replace batteries in existing alarms and help families create escape plans.


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