Free smoke detectors to be given out June 8


(Posted June 2, 2016)

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

The Madison County Area Realty Association (MCARA) is teaming up with the London and Jefferson Township fire departments to give out free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

This Realtor Care Day event is set for 4 to 7 p.m. June 8 at the gazebo in Cowling Park on South Main Street in London and at the Jefferson Township Fire Station, 745 W. Main St., West Jefferson. Other event partners are the American Red Cross and Dwyer Brothers Hardware.

For each person who picks up a detector, the fire departments will set up an appointment to install and test the detector.

“This year’s project is a good way to help the fire departments with fire prevention,” said Marti Schmidt, MCARA’s Realtor Care Day chairperson. “If the demand is there, we hope to continue this project and expand to other communities in future years.”

MCARA is a local organization of realtors and affiliates who support the real estate industry. The group has 40 members. Each year, they perform a community service project for Realtor Care Day.

“We do it to show our support of the community and to improve the quality of life for people living in the community,” said Angie Wilderman, MCARA president.

Past projects include landscaping at Arbors, the Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities, and the Elm Street entrance to the Madison County Fairgrounds. The group also helped with painting at the London municipal pool a few years ago and recently donated money for replacement of the ticket booth at the Garfield Avenue entrance to the fairgrounds.

MCARA meets at 9 a.m. the first Thursday of each month at Madison House on Keny Boulevard in London.


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