Members of the American Red Cross Putnam County Leadership Council were recently recognized for their outstanding service to the organization. Leadership Council members host fundraising events to benefit the American Red Cross and also serve as local ambassadors. Volunteers in the Putnam County area are also working on a national initiative launched by the American Red Cross, the Home Fire Campaign. This campaign has targets to reduce the number of deaths and injuries sustained in home fires by 25% over a 5 year period. Volunteers install FREE smoke alarms in residences where needed. This campaign has already saved 26 lives nationally, 5 in the state of Indiana.