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On average, Red Cross helps more people after home fires than all other disasters combined. To combat this threat, Red Cross and its partners have launched an initiative that aims to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25% in the next 5 years with the Home Fire Campaign. NAI/Merin Hunter Codman’s REAL Leaders took part in this campaign on Friday, June 10th. Over 15 volunteers worked together going door to door in a local community to install over 40 smoke detectors, distribute fire safety information packets and educate families on the importance of having a Home Fire escape plan.
Home Fire Facts:
- Seven times a day, someone dies in a home fire. Every 40 minutes, an injury from a fire is reported
- Nearly 1,000 times every day, fire departments are called to home fires
- Damage from US home fires is bigger than the entire annual sales of many Fortune 500 companies
- Data shows that the 4 percent of homes without smoke alarms represent nearly 40 percent of the home fires, and that working smoke alarms can double someone’s chance of surviving a fire
To see how you can help the American Red Cross and their campaign, CLICK HERE.
NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, Inc., one of South Florida’s leading commercial real estate services firm, today announced that its Chairman, Neil E. Merin, has been elected to the to the American Red Cross Palm Beaches-Treasure Coast Region Board of Directors. As one of the regional volunteer leaders of the organization, he will work toward advocating the mission of the world’s most recognized humanitarian organization.
Mr. Merin, a business leader and resident of Palm Beach County for over 35 years, has been a tireless proponent of civic causes in the region. Over the years he has served on the board of directors of Easter Seals Palm Beach, Epilepsy Foundation of Palm Beach and Anti-Defamation League-Palm Beach Chapter, among other civic leadership positions. He has also endlessly endeavored to improve the business climate in the region including serving on the board of directors of Chamber of Palm Beaches, the Economic Council of the Palm Beaches, and the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County. In addition, he has served on numerous Palm Beach County commissions and boards to promote affordable housing in the region, and has been instrumental in recruiting new employment opportunities to the area including helping to attract the Scripps Research Institute to the region.
“Neil is a recognized community leader, his years of leadership in business, community service and municipal life give him a unique perspective on the needs of all we serve and with that perspective he will be a powerful advocate for all who need Red Cross services each and every day across our region,” said South Florida Region CEO Rob Levine.
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