VIENNA, Ohio (WYTV) – After a deadly fire in Vienna this week, a young boy wanted to do his part to keep others safe. He donated his own money to give neighbors smoke detectors for free.
With the help of the Vienna Fire Department, Andrew Andrewlis made it all happen.
Earlier this week, a woman died in a mobile home fire.
The fire chief said the home did not have working smoke detectors.
On Saturday morning, people were able to get one for free. That’s thanks to Andrew for donating money and creating the idea.
“Me and my dad heard people didn’t have smoke alarms and that when something happens to their house, so their house catches on fire then they wouldn’t be alerted and they’d get hurt,” said Andrew Andrewlis, a member of the family who donated money for the smoke detectors.
The family donated 100 smoke detectors. Volunteers even helped with the installation.