Red Cross Giving Day Success: Home Fire Campaign Install Day in New Britain

On April 21, 2016, the American Red Cross hosted their second annual Giving Day. As part of the day’s festivities, the Red Cross hosted a Home Fire Preparedness Campaign day in the City of New  Britain. The results from the day were outstanding:

Homes Visited – 72

Plans Made – 72

Smoke Alarms installed – 152

That’s 72 families who went to sleep safer on April 21 than they did the night before.

Check out a few photos of our amazing volunteers. Also, a very special thank you to our friends at Duracell who came out to volunteer with us throughout the day!

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Red Crosser Jocelyn Hillard reviews a home fire escape plan with New Britain resident Evelyn Chudzik. Evelyn had a very specific reasons for calling the Red Cross: “I’m doing this to protect myself from a fire-I’m petrified of it. I’m helping other people. Maybe they don’t realize how important a fire alarm is.”


Volunteers from Duracell along with Red Crossers meet New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart.
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The Duracell truck joined us for the day to help power our efforts in the community!
The gang from Duracell will all smiles and happy to help out the Red Cross: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be here. We’re dedicated to making sure people have power in their smoke alarms. We’re thrilled to be partnering with the American Red Cross.”
Our Connecticut Red Crossers had an amazing day with the City of New Britain!

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