American Red Cross and Suburban Propane aim to increase blood donations

October 15, 2013


American Red Cross and Suburban Propane aim to increase blood donations

Fuel Your Community partnership grows to 20 states this October


(Cleveland, OH – October 15, 2013)  The American Red Cross is excited to announce the expansion of our partnership with Suburban Propane. Over the past two years, Suburban Propane has provided promotion, volunteers and blood drive sponsorship across the Northeast and will now be expanding their support to more than 20 states.

The Red Cross and Suburban Propane have partnered again this month for the “Fuel Your Community” campaign. The month long campaign’s aim is to raise awareness of the need for blood among Suburban Propane employees, customers and the population as a whole. Blood is an essential component for patient care in area hospitals, and the only source of blood is a healthy, volunteer blood donor.  One blood donation can help save up to three lives and it only takes about an hour of your time.

“The Red Cross is thrilled to team up with Suburban Propane for the fourth Fuel Your Community Campaign. We are so appreciative of the continual support that Suburban Propane has provided to our organization,” said Christy Sabaka, Communications Program Manager for the Northern Ohio Blood Services Region. “It is because of dedicated and generous partners, like Suburban Propane, that we are able to provide lifesaving blood to hospital patients where and when it is needed.”

“Our partnership with the Red Cross has evolved over the past two years. With each passing campaign, we see greater numbers of volunteers stepping forward to support the blood drives. Whether it is putting signs up, helping at the registration desk or donating blood it’s a cause we are very proud to participate in,” said Mark Wienberg, Vice President of Operational Support and Analysis, Suburban Propane.  “We are proud of the work that we do and believe that giving back to the communities where we live and work is essential. We have expanded our partnership to 20 states and look forward to many more successful campaigns with the Red Cross.”

Local blood donors are needed all year round to ensure the blood supply stays strong. Approximately every two seconds a patient in the United States needs blood. That’s why your blood donation through the Red Cross is so important. All presenting donors during the month of October will be eligible to win a $200 gift card, courtesy of Suburban Propane.* Walk-ins are always welcome, but donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment in advance by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or by visiting


About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.


About Suburban Propane

Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. (NYSE:SPH) is a nationwide distributor of propane, fuel oil and related products and services, as well as a marketer of natural gas and electricity. Headquartered in Whippany, New Jersey, Suburban serves the energy needs of more than 1.2 million residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural customers through more than 750 locations in 41 states.


 *prizes are not redeemable for cash and non-transferable