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Give blood to the Red Cross to help
save the lives of patients in need.

Showcase the Suburban Propane spirit by joining with the
Red Cross to support the communities we serve.

Suburban Propane, official national sponsor of the American Red Cross 100 Days of Summer campaign, encourages you to #ChooseYourDay to help save lives this summer by donating blood or platelets!

Blood and platelet donations often decline during the summer, which can make it difficult to meet the needs of patients who depend on lifesaving transfusions. We invite you to help change that by supporting the Red Cross mission of preventing and alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies. We hope you will make an appointment to give blood or platelets, sign up your department or location to volunteer at Red Cross blood drives, learn more about sponsoring a drive, and help share stories about yourself or colleagues who have been directly impacted by the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross.

Suburban Propane and the Red Cross are also offering additional ways you can get involved in your communities by volunteering for the Home Fire Campaign, supporting our military members and veterans, helping your families to get prepared, and supporting disaster relief efforts.

Be sure to check out the amazing opportunities in your area to make a difference today! Thank you for supporting the Red Cross by donating, taking a class, giving blood and volunteering! 

 

 

A message from Suburban Propane President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Stivala

Suburban Propane is proud to be a national sponsor of the American Red Cross. We have worked together to help raise awareness about the need for blood each year since 2012, and in that time, our team has helped the Red Cross meet the needs of patients at hospitals across the United States. Last summer, our support helped the Red Cross collect more than 1.4 million blood donations, giving hope to countless transfusion recipients and their loved ones.

I am pleased to announce that we will continue to offer multiple opportunities for you, our generous employees, to support the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross. This website provides you with additional information on opportunities in the following areas:

Blood Services

This summer, Suburban Propane will once again help the Red Cross increase blood collections through a national public service radio advertising campaign to raise awareness about the need for blood and providing food and support to select blood drives across the country. As the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the United States, providing about 40 percent of the nation’s blood supply, the Red Cross depends on our efforts to help ensure lifesaving blood is available when and where it is needed for patients. 

Many of our own Suburban Propane colleagues have experienced the need for blood firsthand. Chris Collins needed four units of blood to help save her life following a car accident more than 10 years ago. She is now a blood donor and proud sponsor of blood drives with the Red Cross and Suburban Propane. Chris was gracious enough to share her personal story to help highlight our longstanding partnership with the Red Cross.

There are plenty of opportunities to join other employees in donating blood or platelets, or support blood donations by sponsoring or volunteering at a blood drive. 

Disaster Services

The Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters in the United States every year – from home fires that affect a single family to hurricanes and natural disasters that may impact millions. Suburban Propane employees are often responding to large-scale disasters at the very same time as the Red Cross so you know how much help is needed to get our neighbors back on their feet. A microsite has been created so Suburban Propane employees and customers can make a financial contribution to the Red Cross, enabling them to immediately respond during disasters and meet emergency needs. 

You can also choose to participate in the Home Fire Campaign – a Red Cross initiative that aims to reduce the number of fire deaths and injuries in the U.S. by 25 percent over a five-year period. Through this program, the Red Cross leverages volunteers to go door-to-door to install smoke alarms, replace alarm batteries and help families make escape plans. The Red Cross has confirmed that 197 lives have been saved in the program’s first two years, and you can be a part of this effort to help ensure no family knows the tragedy of a home fire.

Service to the Armed Forces

There are many challenges associated with military life, as many of you know firsthand. Each year, the Red Cross helps military members, veterans and their families prepare for, cope with and respond to the challenges of military service.

Suburban Propane will be making cards available for our employees to sign as a way to thank our military for their service to our country during the month of November around Veteran’s Day. Once the cards are filled out with your heartfelt messages, the Red Cross will ensure they are distributed to members of the military and our veterans.

Preparedness, Health and Safety Services

The Red Cross is the nation’s leading provider of health and safety courses, including CPR, first aid and lifeguard trainings. We are working with the Red Cross to provide training to our employees and empower you and your families to engage in preparedness training as well. 

I am proud of your commitment to improving the communities in which you live and work. That commitment to excellence and service is what defines Suburban Propane. By volunteering your time, rolling up a sleeve to give blood and platelets, and encouraging our valued customers to do the same, you are making a real difference in the lives of others. Thank you for continuing to support our partnership with the Red Cross and for helping to give the gift of life to those in need.

 

 

A Message from Donna M. Morrissey
Director of National Partnerships, American Red Cross
 
The American Red Cross depends on the generosity of healthy, volunteer blood and platelet donors, volunteers and corporate partners like Suburban Propane to fulfill our mission to help patients in need. It is the blood on the shelves today that helps to save lives tomorrow.
 
Our lives changed forever after the April 2013 terrorist attack in Boston, when two pressure cooker bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon killing three people, including a young child, and injuring hundreds more. Many of those injured needed blood to survive. The Red Cross sent over 600 units of lifesaving blood to area hospitals for patients in need.
 
Days later Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority Officer Richard “Dic” Donohue was shot in the line of duty trying to apprehend those responsible for the bombings. He needed 46 units of blood to survive. Today, Dic has recovered, become a blood donor and is celebrating the birth of his second child.
 

I hope that you will consider giving blood this summer to ensure we are prepared to serve the needs of patients at hospitals across the country. A safe and sufficient blood supply is a community responsibility, and we thank you for your ongoing support.

Your organization is one of our most important corporate partners, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your contributions and continued support. We are very excited to expand the ways you can get involved by supporting our Disaster Services, Service to the Armed Forces, and Preparedness, Health and Safety Services. We are thrilled to include you as members of our Red Cross family and proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with you to meet the needs of those we serve! 
 
With deep gratitude,
 
Donna