Dayton, OH-Feb. 10, 2021—The Dayton Power and Light Foundation has made a substantial donation to the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign. The generous gift of $50,000 dollars will support the year-round efforts of the Central and Southern Ohio Region to reduce home fire deaths and injuries through a multifaceted approach.
“Safety First is the number one value at Dayton Power and Light and supporting the Red Cross through the DP&L Foundation to help keep our community safe aligns perfectly,” expressed Holly Wiggins, director of community and corporate social responsibility. “The Red Cross works to keep people safe from disaster by providing preparedness education and disaster response assistance when they need it the most. The DP&L Foundation Board is proud to award the Red Cross with another Power Grant to continue making the Miami Valley safer.”
Launched in 2014, the Home Fire Campaign has been credited with saving at least 820 lives around the country and making almost 900,000 homes safer. Financial support of the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign is used to prepare for, respond to, and recover from home fires.
Preparedness: Through a series of virtual and in-person classes, the Red Cross provides adults and children with the skills and confidence they need to handle an emergency. Through our Sound the Alarm Program we install free smoke alarms in homes and create personalized home fire escape plans for residents.
Response: We meet the urgent needs of individuals and families who have suffered a home fire, by providing food, temporary emergency lodging, health and mental health services and financial assistance.
Recovery: We work closely with community partners to create plans and coordinate recovery services to ensure people get the assistance they need to get back on their feet.
“We are honored to have Dayton Power and Light as one of our truly committed corporate partners,” said Stephanie Byrd, regional executive officer for the Central and Southern Ohio Region. “The very generous contribution that DP&L Foundation has made to our Home Fire Campaign speaks to their commitment to a safe Dayton community and their tremendous support of the Red Cross mission.”
Home fires are so common and dangerous that they claim more lives in a typical year than all natural disasters combined. Click here to learn more about the Home Fire Campaign.
About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Dayton and join us on Twitter and Facebook @ARCcsor.