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SC Red Cross program helps install more than 1,100 smoke alarms in Lowcountry

Crews going door-to-door to check on smoke alarms in Charleston County Saturday (Source: SC Red Cross) Crews going door-to-door to check on smoke alarms in Charleston County Saturday (Source: SC Red Cross)
A Red Cross volunteer speaks with a woman Saturday (Source: SC Red Cross) A Red Cross volunteer speaks with a woman Saturday (Source: SC Red Cross)
CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

The South Carolina Red Cross along with Lowcountry fire departments recently helped install more than 1,000 smoke alarms during its "sound the alarm" event.

Held Saturday, the event took place in four Charleston County communities last Saturday when 1,122 smoke alarms were installed. 

The Red Cross also replaced batteries in existing alarms and helped families create escape plans. 

“I am so thankful for our staff members, volunteers and partners who made Saturday’s event incredibly successful,” executive director of the Lowcountry SC Chapter Amanda Baldwin said, “Throughout the day, I talked to many appreciative residents whose homes are now safer because of the efforts from the Red Cross.”

The Lowcountry chapter of the Red Cross says it has provided emergency assistance to 478 people and helped 158 families after home fires this year. 

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