“If it wasn’t for the smoke alarms, my son would’ve never got out.”

Originally published on the Red Cross Western and Central New York blog.  “The fire was very devastating. We lost pretty much everything,” Margaret Phillips said of the fire that ripped …

Chance Social Media Connection Leads to Red Cross Help for Young Member of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

Originally published on redcross.org.  A chance meeting on social media helped American Red Cross employee Guillermo Cornavaca help a family hundreds of miles away be better prepared for home fire-related emergencies. Cornavaca …

Sound the Alarm: Six Days Installing Smoke Alarms Along the Kuskokwim River

The American Red Cross of Alaska, The Kuskokwim Corporation, and Donlin Gold joined forces recently to distribute smoke alarms throughout villages along the middle region of the Kuskokwim River. The effort was part of Sound …

“They Saved our Life” A Georgetown Mother and Son Share Their Home Fire Story

This originally appeared on the Red Cross Palmetto Post blog. Photo and video by the American Red Cross, SC Region.  Janette Washington and her son were in church on Sunday when …

Planes, Snowmobiles and Sleds: What It Takes to Help Save Alaskan Villages

With overcrowded homes and unconventional heating, Alaskan Red Cross volunteers face very different threats than their counterparts in the Lower 48 when it comes to our Home Fire Campaign (HFC). …