Passport Joins American Red Cross to ‘Sound the Alarm’ and Install Free Smoke Alarms Around Kentucky

Passport is proud to be a Kentucky sponsor of the American Red Cross’s Sound the Alarm National Signature event, which will take place on April 28 in Lexington and Richmond and on May 12 in Louisville’s Portland and Russell neighborhoods.

Every day, seven people die in home fires, most in homes that lack working smoke alarms. Sadly, children and the elderly disproportionately lose their lives. The American Red Cross wants to improve the odds and save lives, and that’s why they launched the Home Fire Campaign in 2014. So far, that adds up to more than 40 lives saved in Kentucky alone!

A critical part of the campaign is Sound the Alarm, a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events across the country. Together with fire departments and other community partners across the nation, Red Cross volunteers – including Passport employees and partners – will canvass at-risk neighborhoods, install free smoke alarms, replace batteries in existing alarms, and provide fire prevention and safety education.

To sign up as a volunteer, please contact David Seymour at Volunteer Services for the Red Cross Louisville Area Chapter, at david.seymour@redcross.org or (502) 409-1017.

 

Passport joins with Red Cross to ‘Sound the Alarm’ and install free smoke detectors

Passport Health Plan is proud to be a sponsor of the American Red Cross’s “Sound the Alarm” campaign for 2017 and 2018.

The “Sound the Alarm” campaign is a national event that aims to raise awareness and provide free smoke detectors and installation to all people who might need them. Through Passport’s involvement, we hope to increase awareness and provide resources to those who need it across the state of Kentucky.

Louisville, Lexington, and Tompkinsville were among the 100 cities chosen nationwide to be a part of this program. Due to the prevalence of recent natural disasters with hurricanes, storms, flooding, etc., the Red Cross has moved the Louisville and Lexington implementations until Spring 2018.

Residents who are in need of a smoke detector can contact the Red Cross and request someone to come out and install one in their home for free. More information is available online at SoundtheAlarm.org.

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Giving Blood Saves Lives – It’s Just That Simple

Insider Louisville LogoThere are so many good reasons to give blood: It makes you feel better about giving a part of yourself to help others, it’s a way to pay tribute to others who may have lost their lives through tragedy, and there are some surprisingly important health benefits for you, too.

To learn more about the importance of blood donation, check out this Passport-sponsored Insider Louisville article.

And to find a time and location where you can give blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment.