SCHAUMBURG, ILL. (May 22, 2018) – Assurance, a Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage, announced earlier this year their 2018 Assurance Caring Together (ACT) charity partners. Among the 19 nonprofit partners that will receive monetary donations is the American Red Cross.

The American Red Cross’ mission closely aligns with Assurance’s mission to minimize risk while maximizing health. Assurance partnered with the American Red Cross for their Sound the Alarm initiative. The goal is to help save lives by installing smoke alarms providing fire safety/prevention in homes.

ACT volunteers spent their Saturday on May 5th going door-to-door in the Schaumburg community with the American Red Cross and Schaumburg Fire Department. They provided residents with important fire prevention information and education and installed smoke alarms in homes and apartments. 

“We visited more than one location where the resident thought they were safe with the alarms they had installed, only to discover the batteries in their smoke detectors were either dead or not connected,” said Gail Farrett, an account manager at Assurance. “It was such a rewarding experience I was happy to be apart of.”

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

About Assurance
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