By: Dale Steinke
Photos by: Betsy Robertson
If someone offered to put something in your house that might save your family’s life at some point over the next 10 years… and do it for free, would you take advantage of it?
When Gretchen Atkinson, chairman of Shoreline’s Meridian Park Neighborhood Association, learned about how people could get free smoke alarms installed through the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, she took it upon herself to make sure people in her community had a chance to sign up. Continue reading
By: Betsy Robertson
Lake Wenatchee is a unique community, located about 20 miles east of Stevens Pass, arguably providing the very best of what our northwest lifestyle has to offer. Residents and weekenders are presented with year-round recreation, including cross country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, camping, hiking, fly fishing … the list goes on.
It’s what attracted a former Seattle Police Captain and South Precinct Commander, Bill Moffat to the area. He did and still loves to ski. But retirement in Lake Wenatchee is providing more activity than he ever dreamed. Continue reading
By: Sara Shager
The Red Cross recently installed smoke alarms in several mobile homes in the Port Susan Camping Club in Tulalip, Washington. The need for working smoke alarms in close-quartered camping clubs is extremely high. The forest surrounding the club increases the risk of fires spreading from home to home. As volunteers finished one of the installations, a club member shared her escape plan. Continue reading
By: Sara Shager
David Petersen, Assistant Fire Marshal Lake Stevens Fire
On Saturday, June 24, The American Red Cross and Lake Stevens Fire Department partnered to Sound the Alarm and save lives by installing more than 100 smoke alarms in the Connor Park Mobile Home Park in Lake Stevens, WA. Continue reading
By: Nancy Waddell
Photos by: Jen Blackwood
The first Saturday in May is a special day on Whidbey Island, north of Seattle WA. Hundreds of community volunteers with the non-profit organization Hearts & Hammers turn out to help residents in need fix up homes and yards.
For the third year in a row, local Red Cross volunteers joined the South Whidbey event to provide and install smoke alarms in these homes. For the first time, they worked with the Central Whidbey group this year as well. Continue reading