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FEMA and Red Cross hold successful blood drive in NJ

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We are grateful for FEMA staff’s support and participation.

On March 27, 2013, FEMA held an American Red Cross Blood Drive at NJ Joint Field Office for Superstorm Sandy in Monmouth County, as part of Red Cross Month.

FEMA workers from around the country donated blood at this Red Cross drive. Many workers are regular donors in their home states.

FEMA leadership (pictured are Bill Vogel and Libby Turner, Deputy Federal Coordinating Officers for New Jersey) participated along with more than 40 FEMA staff, and two local Board members from Red Cross chapters.

This event capped the Red Cross Month events at the Joint Field Office, which included a visit from Jerry DeFrancisco, Red Cross President of Humanitarian Services.

“We have a longstanding partnership with FEMA, including working together for Superstorm Sandy response and now with recovery. This successful Blood Drive offered us another opportunity to demonstrate our relationship and to showcase Red Cross Month. ” Said Nancy Orlando, South Jersey Region CEO. “We are grateful for FEMA staff’s support and participation.”