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Red Cross Installs 878 Smoke Alarms During Tri-City Sound the Alarm Event



With the help of approximately 300 volunteers and partners, the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York visited nearly 400 homes in the cities of Albany, Schenectady and Troy on Saturday, May 5, and installed a total of 878 free smoke alarms for local residents during the Sound the Alarm. Save a Life. event.

“It was incredible to see so many people come together to Sound the Alarm in the Capital Region,” said Gary Striar, Regional CEO for the American Red Cross. “In addition to making hundreds of families safer, we were able to welcome many new volunteers and partners to the Red Cross through this event. We are grateful to everyone who supported us and helped make Sound the Alarmsuch a success. It was a true community effort.”

The Red Cross was joined on Saturday by Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy, Troy Mayor Patrick Madden, Assemblymembers Angelo Santabarbara and John T. McDonald, Harlem Globetrotter Firefly Fisher, mascots from the Tri-City Valley Cats, Stewart’s Shops and Chuck E. Cheese’s, and volunteers from numerous community groups and corporate partners. Breakfast and lunch were generously donated by Dunkin’ Donuts, The Muffin Man Gives, Chuck E. Cheese’s, and Cusato’s Pizzeria. Local sponsors included CSEA, Dominion Energy, the Frederick McDonald Trust, KeyBank, MVP Health Care, National Grid, SEFCU, Spectrum, State Farm, Stewart’s Shops and Turner Construction. (NOTE: Additional photos available on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, or by request.)

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