News Review
American Red Cross, Evansville Firefighters to Honor Martin Luther King Jr. by Installing 1,000 Smoke Alarms Statewide
Posted Date: 1/13/2017

To honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. the Indiana region of the American Red Cross will come together on Monday, January 16 through Friday January 20th to serve the most vulnerable communities across the state, with the Home Fire Campaign.

The American Red Cross of Southern Indiana will install smoke alarms, test existing alarms and replace batteries with the help of the Evansville Fire Department and Mount Vernon Fire Department. Still looking for additional volunteers to assist

Event Date: Partners will install on Monday, January 16th in Mount Vernon and Thursday, January 19th in Evansville Indiana.
Event Locations:
Monday, January 16th – Mount Vernon, Indiana
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 19th – Evansville, Indiana
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
For More Info or to Sign Up to Participate: Call 812-471-7200.

Home fires can happen any time, but generally increase during the fall and winter months when it becomes the coldest. Indiana is among the top 10 states for home fire-related injuries and deaths. Since December 1, the Indiana Region of the American Red Cross has seen more than 110 disaster events –with 202 families, 532 individuals affected and 11 fatalities.

“It’s more important than ever that we all band together to save lives, reduce injuries and needless loss from home fires,” said Duchess Adjei, Regional Communication Director. “As we look to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we will use his message of service to save lives and prevent fires.”

The American Red Cross’ Home Fire Campaign is a nationwide, multi-year effort to reduce the number of home fire deaths and injuries by 25 percent. People of all ages are vulnerable to home fires. Individuals, corporations or community organizations interested in volunteering in their community, can reach out to the American Red Cross of Southern Indiana by calling (812) 471-7200 or visit