American Red Cross installs over 250 free smoke alarms in Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — Is your smoke detector working?

The American Red Cross wants to make sure. Teams of volunteers fanned out to Chicago’s Pullman and Chatham neighborhoods on Sunday to install more than 250 free smoke detectors.

The Sound the Alarm campaign is part of a national effort to protect families.

“As this is the number one disaster the American Red Cross responds to, we know that having a working smoke alarm in your home can help reduce deaths and fire-related injuries,” said Celena Roldán, executive director of the American Red Cross of Illinois.

The Red Cross will visit other neighborhoods throughout the month, focusing on communities most at risk.


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