March is Red Cross month

Published: Feb. 28, 2019 at 4:05 PM EST
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March is Red Cross month.

Most people know the Red Cross for its

or from their help with disaster relief efforts, but they also have volunteers ready to help in other ways, too.

This year, the focus is on fire alarms and fire safety.

The Red Cross hopes to reduce death and injury from house fires by 25 percent, according to the organization's


The Red Cross has started its Sound the Alarm campaign, working to install 100,000 free smoke alarms and raising money for services in 100 at-risk communities in 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands during alarm installation events.

Lansing is a "Signature City," which means the city's event will be a larger focus of the campaign. Lansing's

is May 1.

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