What is a Veteran? Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations defines a veteran as “a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.” This definition explains that any individual that completed a service for any branch of armed forces classifies as a veteran as long as they were not dishonorably discharged.
Current or Veteran military service and immediate family member also qualify.
Who is a Person with a Disability. Federal nondiscrimination laws define a person with a disability to include any;
A physical or mental impairment includes, but is not limited to, examples of conditions such as:
Some impairments are readily observable, while others may be invisible. Observable impairments may include, but are not limited to, blindness or low vision, deafness or being hard of hearing, mobility limitations, and other types of impairments with observable symptoms or effects, such as intellectual impairments (including some types of autism), neurological impairments (e.g., stroke, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, or brain injury), mental illness, or other diseases or conditions that affect major life activities or bodily functions.
The term “major life activities” includes those activities that are important to daily life. Major life activities include, for example, walking, speaking, hearing, seeing, breathing, working, learning, performing manual tasks, and caring for oneself. There are other major life activities that are not on this list. Major life activities also include the operation of major bodily activities, such as the functions of the immune system, special sense organs and skin, normal cell growth, and digestive, genitourinary, bowel, bladder, neurological, brain, respiratory, circulatory, cardiovascular, endocrine, hemic, lymphatic, musculoskeletal, and reproductive systems.
A person who may be experiencing financial hardship due to:
A person who is eligible for any government financial support program, including, but not limited to:
A person who may have lost an immediate loved one.
Anyone who does not qualify for our donated services has the option to keep their homes safe as well. We offer the same services at a rate and all proceeds go directly to helping our cause. Please call us for pricing.
We offer a complete home evaluation for carbon monoxide alarms, smoke alarms and fire extinguishers to keep you and your family safe. We will perform a carbon monoxide sweep and gas leak check of the home. Code Red Heart can provide any equipment and installation needed. Please call us for details.
We will check the carbon monoxide alarms and provide a complete list including:
In addition, we can provide and install carbon monoxide detectors as needed.
We will check the smoke alarms and provide a complete list including:
In addition, we can provide and install smoke alarms as needed.
Most City, County and States require that every home must have one or more portable fire extinguishers. Our checks include:
Radon Services soon to come!
Gas Leaks have been found in several homes recently. Some have the leaks found have been from pipe joints when the home owner was unaware, in basements or crawlspaces where the home owner does not always go into. We use approved methods as:
We consider 10-Year sealed battery alarms on each install, as it helps save local landfills and lower battery replacement costs. When you mix batteries with your trash, it all goes to the dump and gets smashed or buried. When batteries are crushed, all the acids and chemicals seep out and make their way to the bottom of the garbage pile and into the ground. If this happens, the chemicals and acids could get into the ground water and water supply. You need to be fully aware of what you are sending to the trash and what should go toward recycling so your local environment remains safe.
Smoke detectors typically fall within two categories: photoelectric and ionization. Look on the back of the alarm for the name, model, date code and type.
Photoelectric detectors can be safely put in the trash, so long as you remove the battery first.
Ionization detectors contain a small amount of Americium 241, a radioactive isotope. When in use, these detectors are perfectly safe, as the radioactive material is shielded by a metal chamber inside the device. If dismantled, however, the radioactive material can become exposed. For this reason, you should never try to take apart an old ionization detector.
We send all old ionization smoke alarms back to the original manufacturers for disposal. This ensures the unit is not disrupted or disassembled without harming the environment.
Some local hazardous waste collection centers will accept ionization smoke detectors.
Please call us if you have any old alarms in need of disposal. We will help get them to the correct manufacturer for disposal.
We believe in proper training for the homeowner. What best way to educate than with an expired fire extinguisher. Not only are we unsure the extinguisher will work correctly, but show the importance of a good extinguisher incase of a real fire.
Once we have used old extinguishers for training purposes, we drop it off to the local metal recycle. Any money received goes directly back into the purchase of new ones for our donations.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
There is a gap today between new home construction codes and existing homes which have been occupied by families for years. Cities are currently adopting new codes, which require homes to be updated for the safety of the homeowners. When an existing home is bought or sold, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and radon systems are required. New homes come equipped with the safety devices already installed. Code Red Heart is raising the awareness of this gap and help bridge the disconnect. We want to help those who have been in their homes for years, and keep them safe.
In addition, most home owners do not check their alarms and extinguishers as stated in the manufacturer specifications. Some homeowners may be disabled and not have the ability to check the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms on a regular basis.
See our Services Section on how we can help!
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