Students and staff were told to spread the word about wearing white shirts on February 10 to support Project Smoke Alarms for Everyone (SAFE). This project was created after a recent domestic fire, which took place on Christmas morning at Shippan Point, claimed the lives of two adults and three young children.
The fundraiser, launched by Trinity Catholic juniors Matt Kaishian and Cody Zaro, is dedicated to fire safety awareness. It is expected to incorporate several events, including the city championship basketball game between Trinity Catholic and Westhill High School on February 10.
The Stamford Fire Department is requesting donations of any amount to raise funds to purchase fire alarms for local families. Students and staff alike were asked to spare anything they could afford in order to donate 1000 smoke detectors through a campaign started by Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia. The campaign is part of a fire prevention push inspired by the same incident in Shippan Point.
“I’m always amazed at the generosity of the student body in relation to a tragedy. If this initiative saves lives, then [the donors'] generosity will have been well-placed,” Junior Class Advisor Ms. Tobin said.