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AmeriCorps Cape Cod and the American Red Cross of MA Southeastern Chapter to Host September 11 National Day of Service

AmeriCorps Members to install free smoke detectors to promote safety awareness and help save lives.

August 29, 2023 (Barnstable, MA) – To commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, AmeriCorps Cape Cod and the American Red Cross of Massachusetts Southeastern Chapter will offer volunteer service as part of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, commonly known as 9/11 Day.

AmeriCorps Cape Cod members and Red Cross volunteers will support community safety efforts by installing free smoke alarms for residents of Centerville and Hyannis on Monday, September 11th from 9 AM to 1 PM.

“We are proud to partner with the American Red Cross and that our ACC members can provide this valuable service to our community,” said Katherine Garofoli, Program Manager for AmeriCorps Cape Cod. “By working together, we can ensure that Cape Cod residents have access to the life-saving protection of smoke detectors.”

“Home fires claim 7 lives every day, but having working smoke alarms can cut the risk of death by half.  That is why we are partnering with Barnstable County AmeriCorps to install free smoke detectors and share vital fire safety information,” shared Allie Donahue, Southeastern Disaster Program Manager with the American Red Cross of Massachusetts.

To request a smoke alarm installation, please call 1-800-564-1234 or visit

ABOUT 9/11 Day of Service: The events of 9/11 and the heroism of our first responders inspired thousands of young people to get involved and ultimately led to the birth of the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.  The National Day of Services was founded by the nonprofit 9/11 Day with the support of the 9/11 community, AmeriCorps, and bipartisan leaders in Congress.  Many voluntarily enlisted during wartime and knowingly risked their lives to protect our country, while others found their calling in national and civic service.

To learn more about 9/11 Day and ways to serve, visit:

ABOUT AMERICORPS CAPE COD: Barnstable County’s AmeriCorps Cape Cod is a national service program that recruits 24 members to serve on Cape Cod each year. The program focuses on meeting Cape Cod’s critical and pressing environmental and disaster response needs through a dedication to community service and local collaboration.

ABOUT BARNSTABLE COUNTY REGIONAL GOVERNMENT OF CAPE COD: Barnstable County provides exemplary government functions and services to keep our community healthy and safe, promote sustainable growth, and offer a proactive, open government that enhances the quality of life for the citizens of Barnstable County. Learn more at

ABOUT AMERICAN RED CROSS SOUTHEASTERN CHAPTER: The American Red Cross Massachusetts Region is part of the largest and most diverse service organization in the United States. The Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter serves a population of more than 1,273,000 people in the 15 towns of Barnstable County, the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket and Plymouth and Bristol counties.  The Red Cross provides food and shelter in emergencies, operates the largest food pantry in New England, teaches lifesaving skills, trains nurses’ aides and certified nursing assistants, serves members of the Armed Forces, and more. All assistance from the Red Cross is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people.