The Great Smoke Detector Giveaway has now distributed more than 2,500 early-detection smoke alarms through four events. Approximately 90-100 detectors were donated to Mid-County Fire Protection District for further distribution.

In just three hours, 509 smoke detectors to local homes: Community Foundation of the Lake and Farmers Insurance joined forces again to save lives at the 4th Great Smoke Detector Giveaway.

Thanks to another $10,000 grant from Farmers Insurance, CFL gave away smoke detectors on October 5th in front of the Camden County Courthouse to anyone with a home in the tri-county area.

The Great Smoke Detector Giveaway has now distributed more than 2,500 early-detection smoke alarms through four events. Approximately 90-100 detectors were donated to Mid-County Fire Protection District for further distribution. Chief Frandsen stated most of them will go to the Macks Creek Fire Dept who has significant need.  

“Over the last four events, we’ve had fantastic support from six local fire districts, adding enormous visibility and valuable education to the event,” said Rick Kruse, Vice Chairman of the Farmers Insurance Board of Governors and Board Member of Community Foundation of the Lake. “Fire districts have also been offering to install detectors for families in need of assistance free of charge.”

To date, Farmers has contributed $40,000 to the effort through the CFL Disaster Recovery Fund. 

In the spirit of preparedness, CFL is leading the charge locally to raise awareness of its Disaster Recovery Fund. While Farmers Insurance works proactively to prepare families to survive during disaster, CFL is raising funds to support the local community when victimized by unexpected and catastrophic events. 

The CFL Disaster Recovery Fund was created to assist in readiness and relief efforts, efficiently addressing many needs should a disaster occur in our area. This Recovery Fund allows flexibility for recovery efforts that might not otherwise be available from the government or volunteers. 

“It’s CFL’s goal to make sure local people in need do not fall through the cracks after being victimized by disaster,” CFL President Amy Hernandez said.