Suburban Propane will once again partner with the American Red Cross to host the seventh annual Jersey City Police & Fire 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive. They are a proud national sponsor of the American Red Cross and has acted as this event’s hosting sponsor for years.
“As the nation marks the 20th anniversary of the attacks on September 11th, we should hold in our hearts the memory of all those who were lost, honor the brave responders who helped that day and in the aftermath, and rekindle the spirit of service to help our neighbors in need,” said Rosie Taravella, CEO, American Red Cross New Jersey Region.
All presenting donors who are participating in the event today will receive a Red Cross first aid kit, courtesy of Suburban Propane. Suburban Propane President and CEO, Michael Stivala will be in attendance and donating blood along with his wife, Kelly. Mr. Stivala is a proud member of the New Jersey Regional Council of the NJ Region of the Red Cross. Many Suburban Propane employees will also generously donate their time as volunteers assisting donors at the 9/11 event today.
This initiative is part of Suburban Propane’s SuburbanCares platform which is dedicated to supporting community efforts across the company’s footprint in the United States. This year, Suburban Propane’s Suburban Cares initiative is undertaking initiatives to help children and adults in numerous underserved communities including Dayton, OH; Boise, ID; Detroit, MI; Philadelphia, PA; Santa Fe, NM; Santa Rosa, CA; Columbia and Charleston, SC; Detroit, MI; New Brunswick, NJ; and has fed healthcare professionals in some of the most COVID-19 affected regions in the nation, including Florida, California, Texas, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Washington, DC.