CRC Helps Sound the Alarm in Long Beach
CRC recently joined forces with the Long Beach, Rio Hondo and South Bay Chapter of the American Red Cross in support of its annual “Sound the Alarm – Save a Life” program. Aimed at reducing the number of deaths from home fires by installing smoke detectors in the homes of local residents, the “Sound the Alarm” program offers lifesaving services to at-risk communities, helping protect families through home fire safety education and preparedness.
CRC employees joined more than 400 volunteers who gathered at Cabrillo High School in West Long Beach for a day of giving back. The volunteers, grouped into teams of 100, deployed to appointments in nearby neighborhoods, visiting more than 300 homes in the area for smoke detector installations. In total, more than 800 fire alarms were installed throughout the community, helping to protect nearly 1,200 local residents with early warning devices in case of a fire in their home.
Sabrina Cisneros, CRC HSE Advisor, commented, “We believe in ‘Safety First’ at CRC, so why wouldn’t we help keep families safe in our neighborhoods? Our CRC team enjoyed spending the day together to seek out homes that needed the smoke detectors. In the end, we know that we helped save lives.”