Jersey City is hosting their 7th Annual Police and Fire 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, a joint effort between the American Red Cross and Suburban Propane Partners.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“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,” American Red Cross New Jersey Region CEO Rosie Taravella said in a statement.
All presenting donors who participate in today’s event, which runs through 6 p.m., will receive a Red Cross first aid kit, courtesy of Suburban Propane.
Suburban Propane employees, including CEO Michael Stivala, from the company’s headquarters in Whippany are volunteering their time assisting donors throughout the event.
“As longtime partners of the American Red Cross, Suburban Propane is honored and humbled to sponsor this event alongside the Jersey City Police and Fire Departments as our country marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks,” added Suburban Propane spokesperson Nandini Sankara.
“As a New Jersey-based company, we will never forget the events of that tragic day, nor will we forget the heroic efforts of the brave women and men who sacrificed their lives to save others. We are grateful to be able to provide our support and encourage all available donors to join us in giving the gift of lifesaving blood.”