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When Gilbert’s home of 50 years caught fire, all five of his newly installed smoke alarms alerted him and his daughter to escape. Within minutes, Gilbert’s home was gone, but he credits the smoke alarms—provided for free through the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign—for saving his and his daughter’s lives.

You can help people like Gilbert by joining us to Sound the Alarm about home fire safety through our Home Fire Campaign. Visit SoundTheAlarm.org to learn more.

Apr 23, 2019, 08:32 ET Red Cross Launches Sound the Alarm Effort to Install 100,000 Free Smoke Alarms in 2 Weeks

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- This weekend, the American Red Cross is launching a two-week Sound the Alarm home fire safety effort to install 100,000 free smoke alarms in 100 high-risk cities across the country. "Smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire by half," said American Red Cross President & CEO Gail McGovern. "Every day across this country, home fires threaten...

Apr 23, 2019, 10:00 ET Extreme flooding from Hurricane Florence has forced many to reconsider what it takes to improve resilience

NEW ORLEANS, April 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The study looks in detail at the floods and the consequences that resulted from 2018's Hurricane Florence in North Carolina. Written in collaboration with...

Apr 23, 2019, 09:01 ET Valpak® and United Way Launch "United to Strengthen Our Local Communities" Campaign

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Valpak, one of North America's leading direct marketing companies, and United Way Worldwide, the world's largest privately funded charity,...

Apr 23, 2019, 09:00 ET The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for India Increased

NEW YORK, April 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for India increased 1.4 percent in March 2019 to 117.4 (2016=100). The Conference Board Coincident Economic...

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Apr 15, 2019, 16:35 ET Bill Weld Announces Candidacy For President Of The United States of America

BOSTON, April 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Governor Bill Weld announced his candidacy to run for President of the United States of America in the Republican Primary. "Ours is a nation built on...

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