The Smoke Detector Installation Program was held October 10, 2009. It was another great success for the Casa Grande Cares Program with 248 volunteers standing in line at the host venue Len Colla Recreation Center, 1011 E. 4th Street you could feel the excitement in the air. The teams were ready to hit the streets and show the neighborhood that Casa Grande Cares. This year’s goal was to install a smoke detector in every bedroom and hallway in 680 homes. Out of this amount there were approximately 147 unoccupied homes, and for some reason or another, 228 residents declined smoke detectors and or batteries.
Approaching 11:00 AM after 3 solid hours, the volunteers had successfully installed 1,356 smoke detectors in 452 homes! Those residents who received smoke detectors and or batteries were very grateful and relieved to have a new sense of safety in their homes. Once again, the City of Casa Grande can proudly boast that our City does care!
“These Community events are not possible without caring corporate partners,” said City public information officer, David Bridger. “Event sponsors are the life line with their donations, volunteers and the joy they share especially to a program like this, it could be a life saver,” he added. We salute; American Family Insurance, Home Depot, Ultra Life, Lowes, APS, Target, PGCSC Ambassador Program, Cottonwood Medical Center, Daisy Brand, SRP, Proforma, Foundation for Burns & Trauma, Olive Garden, Frito Lay, Starbucks, Rico Donuts.
The City of Casa Grande Fire Department applauds and thanks all the volunteers who came out to help; this event would not have been possible without you.
Volunteer groups: Lions Club, Olive Garden, Home Depot, Lowes, Target, Frito Lay, Casa Grande Christian Church, Apostolic Tabernacle, First Assembly of God, PGCSC Ambassador Program, American Family Insurance, Knights of Columbus, Fire Explorer Post #911, Telemundo KTAZ-TV 39, CGPD, Station 501 C shift & off duty Casa Grande firefighters, St. Anthony of Padua Youth Group, Equality Arizona CG Team, Ross Abbott, the Juvenile Probation Office, the CGFD Retirees group , Toltec Middle School Student Council and the many individuals who showed that Casa Grande Cares.