Fire prevention focus of Day of Service

Red Cross volunteers go door to door in Springfield

Published On: Jan 30 2013 04:24:32 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 20 2013 03:06:07 PM EST

About a hundred volunteers with the Red Cross turned out Saturday in Springfield as part of the National Day of Service.

From 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., volunteers went door to door in parts of Springfield to spread the word about fire prevention.

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Jim Mackie, chapter director of Hope Worldwide says, "Today is part of nation-wide campaign with American Red Cross get out message about fire prevention in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King -- a peace initiative -- and through peace tiles other projects and training."

The volunteers also built a 10-by-10 peace plaque.