Farmington Hills, Michigan. June 27, 2022 - In an effort to raise awareness about smoke alarm and fire safety and prevention, RHP Properties today announced its partnership with the American Red Cross Michigan Region and the completion of its “Sound the Alarm” campaign in 21 manufactured home communities spanning 17 Michigan cities. The campaign included a $10,000 donation to American Red Cross Michigan Region, and is the first of a larger initiative with the American Red Cross to provide such programs in RHP communities nationwide.
RHP Properties employees throughout Michigan teamed up with American Red Cross volunteers to provide fire safety training, test fire alarms, and install new ones. In total, 581 new smoke alarms were installed in 341 homes, and 866 manufactured home community residents received fire safety training.
“The safety of the residents of our communities is a top priority, and providing smoke alarms and training is proven to be life-saving,” said Ross Partrich, CEO of RHP Properties. “We are proud to join forces with the American Red Cross Michigan and would like to thank the volunteers who worked tirelessly to make this happen.”
Fire safety education included understanding how to prepare your household in the event of a fire and escape within just two minutes. Practicing a 2-minute fire drill twice a year, determining a safe meeting place, and using a downloadable worksheet to draw a home’s floor plan and escape routes were part of the program. Testing smoke alarms monthly was also recommended.
Home fires claim seven lives every day, but having working smoke alarms can cut the risk of death by half, according to the American Red Cross.
The RHP Communities include: Orchard Grove, Ann Arbor; College Heights, Auburn Hills; Brighton Village, Brighton; Hills Haven, Buchanan; Holiday Estates, Byron Township; College Park Estates, Canton; Glen Ridge/Sherwood Village, Canton; Maple Run, Clio; Timber Heights, Davison; C&M Park, Edwardsburg; Edwardsburg Estates, Edwardsburg; Village Trails, Howard City; Sherman Oaks, Jackson; Colonial Acres, Kalamazoo; Colonial Manor, Kalamazoo; Hillcrest Acres, Kalamazoo; The Woodlands, Oakland Charter Township; Algoma Estates, Rockford; Metro Commons, Romulus; South Lyon Woods, South Lyon; Appletree Estates, Walker.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.