Three Cheers for Volunteers! American Red Cross Volunteer Scooter Promotion

September 28, 2009

News Release
Southeastern Michigan Blood Services Region
October 2009
Media Contact: Bridget Tuohey, 313-576-4184, cell 313-549-5414

The American Red Cross is doing something innovative this fall to encourage volunteers to help in its efforts to save lives. The Red Cross will be giving away one 2009 Jonway USA Scooter to a lucky volunteer. The eligible volunteers have all given 48 hours or more of their time at donor centers during the months of August and September.  

“We are constantly looking for ways to encourage more volunteers at the American Red Cross. We would also like to be able to thank our current volunteers who devote so much of their time and energy into making a difference,” said Heather Johnson, Volunteer Administrator. “Our volunteers play such a critical role in the donation and collection process and I am 100% certain we would not be able to do what we do without the dedication of our volunteers. We at the Red Cross would like to give a warm thank-you to all of our volunteers.”
On October 14, 2009 at 12PM the winner will be announced at the Detroit Donor Center located at the American Red Cross Southeastern Michigan Blood Services Headquarters, 100 Mack Ave. All of the Red Cross Volunteers who qualify will be present and one of them will take home a brand new scooter, courtesy of Scooter LLC in Redford, MI. The prize scooter is a 250CC Jonway USA 2009 model, with a driving speed up to 90mph and gets 80 miles per gallon. 
The objective of the American Red Cross scooter promotion is two-fold; it is a thank-you to the current volunteers, and it is a wonderful opportunity to stage the importance of volunteering. From sitting with the donors at the juice and cookies table, to recruiting people to come to donate, the volunteers of the American Red Cross bring a certain compassion to the blood donation process that no one else can.  
For more information on how to become an American Red Cross Volunteer, please contact the Volunteer Office at (313) 494-2862.
How to Donate Blood
To schedule an appointment to donate please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or visit givelife,org  for more information. If you are at least 17 years of age, meet height and weight requirements (at least 110 pounds based on height), and are in good general health, you may be eligible to donate blood. All donors need to present positive identification.
About the American Red Cross
The Southeastern Michigan Blood Services Region serves five counties, and needs to collect about 900 units of blood a day to meet patient need in 43 hospitals. In addition to providing blood to our community, the American Red Cross also provides relief to victims of disaster, trains millions in lifesaving skills, serves as a communication link between U.S. military members and their families, and assists victims of international disasters or conflicts. 09/09AP1185


Detroit Donor Center
100 Mack Ave.
Detroit, MI, 48232
United States
42° 20' 51.774" N, 83° 3' 24.4116" W
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