It's the start of a brand new month which is known as Red Cross month.  Most people know the Red Cross for its blood drives or from their help with disaster relief efforts, but they also have volunteers ready to help out in other ways too.

According to WILX-News 10, Your Breaking News and Weather Authority, the Red Cross hopes to reduce death and injury from house fires by 25 percent.

The Red Cross has started its Sound the Alarm campaign, working to install 100,000 free smoke alarms and raising money for services in 100 at risk communities in 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands during alarm installation events.