American Red Cross, Meijer Continue Grocery Giveaway

June 2, 2011


Delton resident wins $250 Meijer gift card


Lansing, MI –The American Red Cross Great Lakes Blood Services Region, in partnership with Meijer, has awarded another lucky blood donor with a $250 Meijer gift card for donating blood at a May Red Cross blood drive.

Hally Vickery, of Delton, MI, was the May winner. “I’m in the healthcare field. I donate because I see the need for blood and blood products every day in my work,” said Vickery. “Delton Middle School was holding a drive, and it was just being in the right place at the right time.”

Throughout the 2011 calendar year, the Red Cross has joined forces with Meijer to give everyone who comes out to donate blood the chance to win free groceries for a month (a $250 value).

“Our mission to save lives is helped tremendously by local businesses like Meijer,” said Sharon Jaksa, CEO of the Great Lakes Region. “We would not be able to succeed in our life-saving mission without their generous support.”

In May, everyone who came out to donate had a chance to win a $250 Meijer gift card for groceries.  In addition, every presenting donor in May had a chance to win a $125 gift card from Lowe’s for a ‘Father’s Day Fixxer Upper’ promotion to honor donors and their dads. Both promotions were initiated by the Red Cross to help encourage all eligible donors to make an appointment to donate blood.

This June, everyone who attempts to donate blood or platelets has a chance to win a $250 Meijer gift card, a $125 Meijer gas card and/or a $500 gift card to Best Buy.  During the summer months, blood collections typically decrease because people become busy with summer activities.  However, the need for blood never takes a vacation.  Call 1-800-RED-CROSS to make an appointment to donate today.