Fire awareness during the holidays: Help ‘Keep the Wreath Green’

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) – The holiday season is here, and as you take time to celebrate with family and friends, don’t let a fire ruin your holidays. There’s an event happening to benefit families who have suffered the impact of a house fire. Mike Mitchell, from the American Red Cross, joined eightWest, with Michael Curtis of the Grand Rapids Fire Department and Andy Harrison of Americorps, to talk about ‘Keep the Wreath Green‘. On December 2nd, starting at 1 p.m., there will be a wreath lighting ceremony at the American Red Cross of West Michigan. This is done to help raise fire awareness for area residents.

For every fire that occurs in the county, a green bulb will be replaced with a red bulb. There is a single white bulb at the top of the wreath in remembrance of all fallen firefighters. For every $500 raised, we will turn one red bulb back to its original color to reflect the recovery of a family through your gifts. Click here to donate to this important cause. 

Keep the Wreath Green
Friday, December 2nd
1 p.m. Lighting Ceremony
American Red Cross of West Michigan – 1050 Fuller Ave NE, Grand Rapids