Employee volunteers to work with local American Red Cross chapter to install free ten-year lithium battery smoke alarms as part in effort to reduce fire deaths and injuries in the U.S.
WHAT: SoCalGas employee volunteers will help families in the city of Pacoima make their homes safer by installing free ten-year lithium battery smoke alarms and conducting battery checks. The volunteer work is part of Southern California Gas Company’s sponsorship of the Home Fire Campaign through a partnership with the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region. SoCalGas is helping the American Red Cross reach its goal of reduce death and injury from home fires by 25 percent by 2020.
WHO: □ Jimmie Cho, senior vice president of gas operations and system integrity for SoCalGas □ Various other SoCalGas managers and employees.
VISUALS: SoCalGas Executive, directors and staff installing smoke alarms and conducting battery checks for residents of Pacoima.
WHERE: Hubert H. Humphrey Memorial Recreation Center from 8-8:30 a.m. 12560 Filmore Street Pacoima, CA 91331
Opening remarks from 8:30-9 a.m. Volunteer training from 9-10 a.m. Visit a Pacoima resident’s home to see a smoke alarm installed from 10 a.m.-noon.
INTERVIEWS: □ Jimmie Cho, senior vice president of gas operations and system integrity for SoCalGas □ Taylor Vaughan, Home Fire Campaign Lead for the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region Cross □ Jon Brown, Disaster Program Manager for the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region □ Trisha Muse, director of community relations for SoCalGas □ Andy Carrasco, director of regional public affairs for SoCalGas
WHEN: Saturday, April 29, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Melissa Bailey │ 213-453-6537 │ [email protected]