American Red Cross and Appalachian Power team up to install smoke detectors

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WOWK) — This week, the American Red Cross and Appalachian Power are teaming up to install smoke alarms free of charge at homes in Huntington.

Officials say they expect to go to 50 homes on Monday to install what they call a life-saving device.

According to the Red Cross, the disasters they most commonly respond to in West Virginia and across the nation are house fires.

“People lose everything [in house fires], and what we hope to do is make sure that they do not lose their lives from a home fire,” said Erica Mani, Regional CEO for the American Red Cross. “Having a working smoke alarm in the home can actually cut the risk of death in half.”

If you’re in need of smoke detectors for your home, the Red Cross will install them at your home free of charge.

For more information, you can click here or give the Red Cross a call at 1-844-216-8286.

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