Thursday, January 17, 2019

Regional Executive Corner with Joel R. Sullivan - January 2019

Welcome to another great year! 

2018 was a very busy year for your American Red Cross.  I am thankful for each of you sharing your time, talent and treasure to support the mission of alleviating human suffering.  Our mission is never over.  As long as Mother Nature is alive and well and disasters continue, the American Red Cross will be needed.

We are now in the middle of the winter season and with that comes an increase in home fires.  Home fires are devastating in so many ways, especially when there is a death in the fire.  The Red Cross is working diligently to prevent home fire injuries and deaths by installing smoke alarms and preparing escape plans.

You can save lives too by joining us for our upcoming Home Fire Campaign smoke alarm instalation events. Our next event is Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Volunteer teams of three will consist of an installer, documenter and educator. Each team will be given a list of appointment-based installs to complete. Training, supplies, and transportation during the event are provided.  The event will take place Monday, January 21 from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. We will meet at the Nashville Area Red Cross office located at 2201 Charlotte Avenue. More dates are coming and I invite you to join us in these lifesaving events. 

These events are rewarding experiences. The American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign has already saved more than 500 lives across the country. You too can join in on these lifesaving events.  For more information or to volunteer, contact Zach Stokes at or 615-250-4296.

Our big “Sound The Alarm, Save A Life” event is scheduled for April 27th.  This will be a fun day with lots of media coverage.  We will visit neighborhoods with a demonstrated need for smoke alarms and install them along with developing escape plans for the residents.  Please save the date now!

Your safety is important too.  Please check your smoke alarms and ensure they are in proper working order.  Smoke alarms save lives. 

Welcome to another great year and I look forward to seeing you soon!

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