Calling all ASTD volunteers!
ASTD Las Vegas, American Red Cross and HOPE worldwide volunteers, armed with fire safety tips, will canvass neighborhoods in more than 40 cities across the country for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, which occurs this year on January 16-the day Dr. King's birthday is commemorated.
During the holiday weekend conversations with residents, and bilingual printed materials, will educate people on ways to prevent home fires and protect themselves should they experience a fire. The initiative takes place in the dead of winter, the time of year when the most home fires occur.
Last year more than 4,000 HOPE worldwide and Red Cross volunteers recognized the MLK Day of Service by visiting nearly 77,000 households in 26 cities across the nation.
Home fires are America's biggest disaster threat. Every day the Red Cross helps people affected by more than 170 home fires, providing clothing, food and lodging. More than 94 percent of the 67,000 disasters the Red Cross responds to each year are fire related.