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American Red Cross Announces New Community Partners

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"As 2014 begins, two Lansing area companies have committed to standing with the Red Cross"

American Red Cross Announces New Community Partners 


Mid-Michigan corporations partner with the American Red Cross 


LANSING, Friday, February 6,2014—It starts with the desire to help people in need. Every day, the American Red Cross assists people who face emergencies. We secure food and lodging for the family struck by disaster. We help a deployed soldier get home for the birth of his child. We supply blood to children battling cancer. We offer CPR and other lifesaving training. We have served millions of people in small towns and big cities across the United States and around the world. 

Wherever they were, they had one thing in common. They knew where to turn during moments of great need. They knew that – 365 days a year – the American Red Cross was ready to help.

 At the Ready in Michigan 

Through the Ready 365 Giving Program, local businesses can help too. As 2014 begins, two Lansing area companies have committed to standing with the Red Cross as we provide lifesaving services. Sparrow Health System and Physicians Health Plan (PHP) are two distinguished corporate members that are with us each day as we work to prevent and alleviate human suffering.

 “Physicians Health Plan is excited to be working with the American Red Cross in mid-Michigan,” said Kevin Kaplan, Vice President of Sales and Account Management of PHP. “The American Red Cross has a long-standing history of putting people first and helping when they need it most. The Ready 365 Giving Program allows the people of mid-Michigan to have a place to turn when disaster strikes.” 

“Sparrow is proud to contribute to this program and help people throughout mid-Michigan,” said John Foren, Acting Director of Marketing and Communications. “We are committed to improving this community and working with the American Red Cross to do everything possible to ensure the needs of the people here are being met.” 

Our Ready 365 Partners, value the local impact and global reach of the Red Cross; they want to deepen their commitment to our mission; and they are ready to help save lives every day of the year. We would like to extend a very special thank you to Sparrow Health System and Physicians Health Plan, our two newest Ready 365 Partners. The Red Cross thanks you for your generous commitment to the American Red Cross in mid-Michigan and nationwide. 


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.