Red Cross To Celebrate MLK Jr. Day

“Life’s most persistent question,” Dr. King once asked, “is what are you doing for others?” This Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, American Red Cross and HOPE worldwide volunteers are doing a lot for others in their San Diego communities. They are distributing vital fire safety information to help San Diego residents prevent home fires, protect their loved ones and strengthen their community.
Who:                Volunteers from the American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization that aims to prepare for, prevent and respond to emergencies, will join volunteers from HOPE worldwide, a faith-based volunteer organization. State, County and City officials as well as the San Diego City Fire Chief and CEO of the American Red Cross of San Diego and Imperial Counties will also be in attendance.
What:               Volunteers will canvass door-to-door throughout San Diego neighborhoods, talk with residents and leave behind door hangers with fire safety information. The door hangers include information about smoke alarms, creating a household fire escape plan and tips for cooking and heating a home safely this winter.
When:              Monday, January 18, 2010 9:30am – 10:00am – Welcome Cerem 10:00am – 2:00pm – Canvassing
Where:             American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties Headquarters in Kearny Mesa 3950 Calle Fortunada
San Diego, CA 92123
Why:                Home fires are San Diego’s most prevalent disaster threat. The local chapter of the Red Cross responded to over 200 fires last year.
RSVP:              Please RSVP to Mary Dulatre at 858-210-9806 or via email at
About the American Red Cross, San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter
The San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross is leading the effort to make San Diego and Imperial Valley Counties “America’s Most Prepared Community.” As a charitable organization and not a government agency, the Red Cross depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The local chapter also provides nutritional counseling through the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. For more information, please call (858) 309-1200 or visit


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