More than 200 Mormons in the Des Moines Metro joined with Red Cross volunteers, Des Moines firefighters, and other community volunteers to install some 750 smoke alarms in the Fairgrounds Neighborhood of Des Moines, checking existing alarms and replacing dead batteries as needed. We are proud to partner with the Iowa Chapter of the American Red Cross in this lifesaving work that was part of a national effort to install 100,000 alarms in a two-week period.
In addition this event, Mormons in the Mississippi Valley participated in similar projects in Dubuque and in the Quad Cities. Between the three projects--all on April 28--some 300 Latter-day Saints served with others in their communities to help the Red Cross and various fire departments and county emergency management departments protect families from fire. Learn more.