The American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign will be in the neighborhood Saturday, June 18 starting at 9 a.m. and will install smoke alarms inside homes that need them, while also teaching people how they can prepare should a fire start in their home.
This specific campaign aims to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by as much as 25 percent over the next few years. Since the campaign launched in 2015, staff and volunteers have installed more than a quarter of a million smoke alarms, helping to save numerous lives.
The Iowa City Fire Department, City of Iowa City and volunteers with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Mormon Helping Hands service groups will assist the Red Cross with this specific event.
Those interested in volunteering are asked to register online or by calling (319) 423-0600. Volunteers should arrive for orientation and training at 8 a.m. at Faith United Church of Christ,1609 DeForest Avenue. Lunch will be served.
Since July 2015, the Red Cross and its partners have installed more than 3,800 alarms in 26 Iowa communities.