Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
January 18-21, 2013
Volunteers from the Knoxville Chapter of the American Red Cross will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Friday, January 18 through Monday, January 21 by distributing vital fire safety information throughout Knox County. Volunteers will canvass designated neighborhoods and the University of Tennessee campus with fire safety information and talk with community residents, leaving behind educational door hangers with information about preventing or surviving home fires by practicing fire safety and awareness. Beforehand, the volunteers will be trained on fire prevention.
- Home fires are America’s #1 disaster threat.
- Every day the Red Cross helps people affected by more than 170 home fires.
- Most of the nearly 70,000 disasters the Red Cross responds to each year are fire-related.
- Fires can affect anyone, regardless of background or geographic location.
- Unlike other disasters, most home fires can be prevented.
The American Red Cross is committed to helping people understand how they can prevent and survive home fires. Since 2008, volunteers have celebrated the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday by reaching more than 300,000 households nationally, holding conversations about fire and safety and providing bilingual fire safety information.
YOU MAY CHOOSE TO DO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
- You and /or a team of individuals sign up for one of the seven (7) shifts and have a neighborhood assigned to you.
- You and/or a team of individuals would be interested in canvassing your own neighborhood (this may be fellow neighbors, a team of co-workers, a club or church group or your family).
They will be held at the American Red Cross Chapter House on 6921 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville
For more information and/or to submit your volunteer interest, please contact:
Lori Marsh 584-2999 Lori.Marsh@redcross.org - Project Coordinator
Aida Reyes 584-2999 Aida.Reyes@redcross.org – Volunteer Coordinator