Sound the Alarm
May 5 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Join the North Texas Food Bank, the Red Cross, and the Rowlett Fire Department for a community event to support Rockwall County families. The event will be part of the multi-day “Sound the Alarm!” campaign of the Red Cross. The campaign seeks to educate families on fire safety techniques. The Red Cross promotes a three-step process: 1) Create an escape plan; 2) Practice your 2-minute drill; and 3) Test smoke alarms.
The Rowlett Fire Department is stepping in to ensure that Rowlett homes have working smoke alarms. People may sign up at the event or ahead of time to receive a free test of smoke alarms in their homes.
The North Texas Food Bank is partnering with the Red Cross at this event to distribute food. The NTFB partners with over 200 agencies in 13 Texas counties to help feed the hungry. In the past year, the NTFB has provided over 125 million meals, a 28% increase over the previous year. Food is distributed through various means including direct delivery, mobile food pantries, and events with other charitable organizations.
All are invited to this event to learn about fire safety and receive food if needed (there are no eligibility requirements). You can sign up here to register in advance for a smoke alarm inspection in your home. See the American Red Cross website for volunteer opportunities at this event. The health and safety of Rockwall County families is in good hands.