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Auburn Gresham "Sounds The Alarm" With the American Red Cross


"What an absolutely great time we had installing 428 FREE 10-year smoke alarms in 141 homes!!!," says Linda Johnson, the GAGDC project team lead for the volunteer event. 

Great job to Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) staff, Newkirk, Cheryl, Albert, Ricky, Raoul, Anthony, Larry, Bobby, Cecelia, Norma and also to community partners Janece (Far South CDC), Loisteen Walker and Mt. Hermon Baptist Church members, Chris Watts (The Kindness Campaign) and Chicago Red Cross Volunteers, for sacrificing a Saturday to save the lives of so many Auburn Gresham residents.
The GAGDC wants to send "A BIG SHOUT OUT TO INSTALLER EXTRAORDINAIRE AND OUR NEW ***SUPERSTAR*** WHO MADE THE CHANNEL 9 NEWS TODAY, MONIQUE GASTON (edcuation coordinator)!!! Way to represent Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation!
Stay tuned for American Red Cross official photos. See GAGDC mobile phone photos below:

See WGNTV Chicago full article and video footage below

Reprinted from WGN-News CHICAGO — Dozens of volunteers installed smoke detectors in Auburn Gresham this weekend to educate Chicagoans about fire safety.

Kelly Clark with the American Red Cross said the organization has handed out more than 100,000 smoke detectors across the U.S. since launching its 'Sound The Alarm' campaign. The goal Saturday was to install at least 400 devices on the South Side.

"While many homes may have detectors already," Clark said, "some aren't placed in the right locations or they're not working. ... The goal of the 'Sound The Alarm' event is to bring homeowners up to date on placement and making an escape plan in the event of a fire." WGN's Sean Lewis has more.

Keywords: American Red Cross, Auburn Gresham, home safety, Sound the Alarm, WGN

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