Chautauqua Patrons Insurance Company, Everyday’s True Value Donate Smoke Alarms

(L to R): Mark Prechtl, Chautauqua Patrons Insurance; Peter Sinagra, Major Gifts Officer; Steve Columbara, Everyday’s True Value; Scott Anderson, Disaster Program Specialist; Brian Willink, Chautauqua Patrons Insurance

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Red Cross

Chautauqua Patrons Insurance Company recently purchased 35 smoke alarms for the American Red Cross in support of the Home Fire Campaign. Volunteers from the Red Cross will install the alarms, purchased at a reduced rate courtesy of Everyday’s True Value, in Chautauqua County homes that need them.

“We are so grateful that Chautauqua Patrons Insurance Company and Everyday’s True Value for supporting this important initiative,” said Chuck Marra, Executive Director of the American Red Cross, Western New York Chapter. “If a fire occurs, you may have only two minutes to escape your home. A working smoke alarm’s warning can save your life.”

The Red Cross is asking every household in America to take two simple steps: check their existing smoke alarms and practice fire drills at home. As part of the Home Fire Campaign, the Red Cross is joining with fire departments and community groups nationwide to install free smoke detectors in homes that need them while providing families with important fire safety information. Between July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016, volunteers installed 241 smoke alarms in Chautauqua County homes. For more information or to schedule an installation appointment, please visit http://www.redcross.org/local/new-york/western-central-new-york/homefires.

Chautauqua Patrons Insurance Company, in business since 1877, is a Property and Casualty Insurance Company located in Jamestown, NY. The company offers many types of property and casualty insurance products, but focuses on insurance for three major lines of business: Homes, Businesses and Farms. Products and services are proudly distributed by over 150 independent agents located in over 200 locations throughout the Upstate region of New York State. Please contact an agent near your for more information, or visit www.chautauquapatrons.com.