September Featured Organization: American Red Cross
19 Sep 2017
This September, UGI is spotlighting the American Red Cross in recognition of National Preparedness Month. The organization offers life-saving preparedness programs and services for residents across the UGI service territory. UGI is proud to partner with the Red Cross through our support for its Home Fire Prevention Program, which is aimed at reducing the number of home fire-related injuries. UGI is proud to support the Red Cross and Home Fire Prevention Program, a campaign aimed at reducing the number of home fire-related injuries.UGI employees participate in a smoke alarm installation day during the American Red Cross’ Sound the Alarm campaign to provide free smoke alarms and emergency preparedness materials to high-risk homes.
Every year, the Red Cross responds to over 60,000 disasters, many of which include home fires, and focuses on helping people be prepared for any type of crisis before it occurs. Through Home Fire Prevention Program, the Red Cross offers free smoke alarm installations and battery replacements to more than 3,000 homes, and works to create escape plans and distribute safety information so families can be prepared for unforeseen circumstances. The Red Cross coordinates with fire departments to canvass neighborhoods and check alarms or install new lithium ion batteries, which last 10 years.
This is the third year that the Red Cross has been offering the Home Fire Prevention Program and will be celebrating their one millionth smoke detector installation in September.
You can help support the Red Cross and the Home Fire Prevention Program in a variety of ways:
- Get prepared at home to keep your family safe.
- Volunteer to assist those after a fire, or educating community members.
- Make a donation to help families prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from home fires.
- Join Sound the Alarm by installing free smoke alarms in the community.
For more information about the American Red Cross and how you can become involved with an American Red Cross chapter in your area, visit www.redcross.org.