Danbury Mayor Joe Cavo has issued a proclamation naming March as Red Cross Month. Locally, 27 Danbury area Red Cross volunteers supported the community with Farmers2Families food distribution, assisted with Tropical Storm Isaias and helped with various pandemic response efforts called upon by the city. Western Connecticut volunteers have supported local families in other ways too. Last year in Danbury, the Red Cross with community partners have helped about 2800 people. They installed 45 smoke alarms in 35 homes, educated 80 people about home fire safety and connected 35 veteran families. The organization also organized 70 blood drives and collected 1900 pints of blood and trained nearly 350 people in lifesaving skills.