Originally Posted By: dfrend
This post was automatically imported from our archived forum.
The NACHI Foundation has applied for a 2004 FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety Grant. If received, the grant will fund a year long effort to protect the deaf and hard of hearing from fire. NACHI has joined us as a partner in the program.
The program would feature 1,000 visual smoke alarms (retail value is $169 each) that would be available for free to lower income households with deaf or hard of hearing residents. 100,000 brochures would be available nationwide to help educate the deaf and hard of hearing on the availability and importance of these alarms.
FEMA has already identified this high risk group and the main factors that cause the injuries and deaths. Those are cost in the lower income households, and the fact that many do not know anything about them. This program would address both of these factors.
The goal is to also gather support for the program through financial contributions and/or sponsorships of low income households at need. This would allow us to continue offering the alarms well after the federal funding period is to end.
In order to increase our chance of being accepted, The NACHI Foundation would like your help. Please write to your congressional representatives asking for a letter of support. These letters are accepted by FEMA and would help support our application. Any further information can be obtained by writing email@example.com.
Thank you all.