#DoItForDon: Advocacy group initiates call to action on holiday fire safety following family's fire death

Blog Post created by freddurso Employee on Nov 28, 2016

A woman who lost her brother, sister-in-law, and their four grandchildren in a 2015 house fire in Annapolis, Maryland, is urging the public to take simple yet proactive steps that could save lives this holiday season. 


Sher Grogg, one of the newest voices for the group Common Voices, an advocates' coalition determined to create a fire-safe America, is the face behind the coalition's #DoItForDon campaign. "[Don, my brother] would want me to spread information that could save other families’ lives," says Grogg. “The tragic fire that claimed six members of my family was started by their Christmas tree. Don died trying to save his loved ones. There are simple steps that everyone should know to keep their family safe. We also know that if the house had fire sprinklers, the outcome would have been much different."


While underscoring home fire sprinklers, the holiday campaign is also asking fire safety advocates to share a special flyer on Christmas tree safety with local tree sellers, take a special pledge on home fire safety, and share the video below underscoring Grogg's story and home fire safety. Please help spread the message by posting the video on social media and sharing with your contacts. Don't forget the hashtag, #DoItForDon!