American Red Cross Kicks off Sound the AlarmApril 22, 2019American Red Cross Kicks Off Sound the Alarm A community celebration to be held on Fountain Square
CINCINNATI—April 22, 2019 – The Cincinnati-Dayton Region of the American Red Cross will hold its kickoff celebration for Sound the Alarm at Fountain Square on Friday, April 26 at noon. The event will be emceed by Jim Day and Amanda Orlando from "the WARM Morning Show with Jim and Amanda" on Warm98. The Thomas More University band will play before and after the stage presentation to entertain the crowd. Friday’s event on Fountain Square will be a celebration of lives saved through Sound the Alarm which is a smoke alarm installation and fire safety campaign. Those celebrated will include the 13-member Kenneth Simpson Family of Avondale who were able to escape their burning home on December 10, 2018 after being alerted to the blaze by Red Cross installed smoke alarms. Mr. Simpson and his family will participate in this event. Cincinnati Fire Chief Roy Winston will speak, as well as other city and county leaders. It also will be a chance to meet and take pictures with FC Cincinnati’s new Mascot Gary, as well as mingle with other hometown favorites such as Gapper and Rosie from the Reds and Who Dey from the Bengals. Between April 27 and May 12, Red Cross volunteers have the goal of installing 2,000 FREE smoke alarms in local homes. The national goal is the installation of 100,000 smoke alarms in 100 signature cities. Every day, seven people die in home fires; working smoke alarms cut that risk in half. The media and public are invited to join us at Fountain Square on Friday to celebrate this life-saving program. The Mascots will be on the Square at 11:30, with the TMU band will begin playing at 11:45. The stage portion of the celebration runs from Noon until 12:30. The band will play again until 12:45. Red Cross representatives will remain on the Square until 2pm.
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 follow us on Facebook and Twitter @CincyDayARC
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