Cumberland Farms Partners with the American Red Cross
All Presenting Blood Donors Get Free Lunch Pack*
The American Red Cross and Cumberland Farms are teaming up to help increase the blood supply and raise awareness about the need for blood. During the month of March, all presenting donors at a Red Cross blood drive in Massachusetts will receive a coupon from Cumberland Farms for a free sandwich, any size fountain soda and 1.5 oz bag of chips*, redeemable at participating Cumberland Farms locations.
The promotion helps to ensure the community blood supply is maintained. Blood is an essential component for patient care in area hospitals, and the only source of blood is a healthy, volunteer blood donor. About every two seconds someone in America needs blood, and one donation can help save up to three lives.
“We’re grateful to Cumberland Farms for their willingness to offer a free lunch pack to our generous blood donors,” said Donna M. Morrissey, Director of Communications, American Red Cross Blood Services – Northeast Division. “We’re pleased to offer this special promotion as a token of our gratitude to donors who give lifesaving blood for patients in need.”
"We are proud to support the Red Cross and help raise awareness of the need for blood in area hospitals,” said Ari Haseotes, Cumberland Farms President. “Blood donation is critical in saving the lives of our neighbors and friends, and we are happy to help increase awareness of the importance of donation.”
All current and new donors are strongly urged to call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.
About Cumberland Farms:
Cumberland Farms, Inc. operates as a convenience store/petroleum marketer. It also purchases, sells, leases, and manages commercial strip centers, gasoline stations, and retail outlets in the Northeast, the Mid-Atlantic region, and Florida. The company offers its services through a network of retail stores, gas stations, and a support system, including petroleum and grocery distribution operations. Cumberland Farms, Inc. was founded in 1939 by Vasilios and Aphrodite Haseotes and is based in Framingham, Massachusetts. For more information about the Cumberland Farms chain please visit www.cumberlandfarms.com.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross has been a primary supplier of lifesaving blood products in the United States for more than 50 years. The American Red Cross Blood Services - Northeast Division must distribute approximately 3,000 units of blood each day just to meet the basic needs of area patients. To donate blood and platelets through the Red Cross, individuals must be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in general good health. The states of Maine, Massachusetts and New York allow those who are 16 years of age to donate blood with parental consent. For additional information please call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.
* Prizes are not redeemable for cash and non-transferable. If fountain or frozen beverage machine is unavailable, donor can substitute a ½ liter of Cumberland Farms bottled water.
CONTACT: Jecoliah Ellis