Smoke Alarm Check
Many times having a simple, functioning smoke alarm is the first step in preventing a catastrophe. Ensuring that everyone in your community has one of these potentially life-saving devices goes a long way to show your love.
- Develop a strategy for reaching your community through this service project. Target low-income homes. Estimate how many homes you will visit and therefore how many smoke alarms, batteries (typically 9V) and volunteers you will need.
- Enlist volunteers and create teams, ideally three people including both male and female.
- Check local fire department or municipal government office to see if they provide smoke alarms.
- Purchase any more items you may need. Necessary supplies and tools include:
|Batteries (typically 9V)
||Ladders (small and large)
- Go door-to-door introducing yourself. Ask the homeowners if they have a smoke alarm. If yes, ask if you can check the battery. If no, ask if they would like one and offer installation assistance.
- Ensure that the homeowner knows how to maintain his/her smoke alarm.
- Use the opportunity to build relationships, share Christ and pray for the home.