PAHOKEE — The Greater Palm Beach and Martin County Red Cross Chapter will host a Home Fire Preparedness Campaign event on March 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., meeting at First United Methodist Church located on 491 E Main Street, Pahokee.
Red Cross volunteers, employees of U.S. Sugar and Palm Beach County Fire Rescue will install smoke alarms for free to residents of multiple mobile home communities throughout the Pahokee area. The initiative aims to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by home fires by as much as 25 percent over the next five years. In addition to the installations, volunteers will provide fire prevention tips and assist residents in practicing fire escape plans.
“The Home Fire Campaign has had an immense impact on the prevention of home fires and keeping our communities safe,” said Robin Nunley, Executive Director for Greater Palm Beach and Martin County Red Cross Chapter. “Through events like this one, Red Cross volunteers are able to provide hands-on fire safety lessons to residents by educating them on the simple steps it takes to ensure their families are safe and prepared.”
The generous sponsorship of U.S. Sugar has helped the American Red Cross install fire alarms in homes throughout Belle Glade, Golden Gate, Hobe Sound, Pahokee and South Bay in Palm Beach and Martin counties.
If you’re interested in volunteering or receiving additional information about the event, please call the hotline number and leave a message. Residents in Palm Beach County can call 561-650-9139.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.