|Red Cross volunteers, Greg Jones and Lourdes Carrera, pose for a picture before a day of work
Roy, Carrera and Jones share a moment after the installation of her new smoke alarms.
Q: What triggered this decision to get a smoke alarm installed?
|Carrera talks fire safety with Gonzales and his two children.
Gonzales: “I was at the kids’ PTA meeting and someone from the Red Cross came to the meeting and told us about how they were installing free smoke alarms and since I have the kids here in the apartment, I thought it was important for me to get the smoke detector. So I think it was wonderful that they came to the school because I really never thought about it, about having a smoke detector or making sure the ones I have are working.”
Gonzales: “Yes, I have been seeing on the news about people dying because of fire, and I think it's great what the Red Cross is doing. If they hadn’t come to the school, I really wouldn't have thought about having [a smoke detector], and the guy explained to us why it was important. It’s very important not only for the kids but for everybody… it’s a way to save lives."
Roy left us with a parting remark, in regards to the Red Cross volunteers. “My message to these wonderful people, who have come to give their time their patience and their efforts in serving me and my family and helping to save our lives in the future. I want to thank them graciously for their continued work for the people of this country. Thank you for your time and patience.”
To make a smoke alarm installation, to volunteer, or for more information, visit our website or call 877-RedCross.