American Red Cross Will Give Away Smoke Detectors

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With fire related accidents happening year round, one organization is working  to ensure safety. 

The American Red Cross partnered up with 59 News and other organizations to supply smoke detectors in the Mountain State. 

This is a nationwide series of events that will begin on September 23rd. 

In team, the American Red Cross will install more than 700 detectors across the Beckley area. 

The smoke alarms will last for ten years and they even have special detectors for the deaf and blind. 

“Home fires represent a significant threat to our community,  killing an average of seven people a day, so it’s our hope that with our community partners we can change that,” the Executive Director of the American Red Cross for the southeast West Virginia Chapter, Courtney Clark said.

For more information on how to get involved by donating or volunteering you can visit, http://www.redcross.org.

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