Contributions of corporate citizens enable the American Red Cross to make a tremendous difference every day for those who rely on our services during disasters and other emergencies. During the COVID-19 pandemic, financial donations allow us to continue our lifesaving mission while adapting to virtual service delivery. The Red Cross of San Diego and Imperial Counties thanks American Medical Response (AMR), a leading provider of medical transportation, for their generous financial contributions during this time. AMR’s donation supports local operations to help us continue to safely provide critical relief services to people affected by emergencies big and small during this coronavirus outbreak and helps us ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients in need.
AMR has been a longstanding supporter of the local Red Cross, sponsoring disaster preparedness events and hosting lifesaving blood drives. They have supported the annual Celebration of Heroes Blood Drive, coordinated by Kyle Kraska, since its inception in 2019. When Kraska nearly died after being shot six times in his driveway, AMR rushed him to the hospital where the dedicated work of health care professionals and 14 units of blood saved his life. Kraska has since started the Celebration of Heroes Blood Drive to call attention to the constant need for lifesaving blood, a need that AMR sees daily in their own work.
“The mission of the Red Cross is consistent with AMR’s promise to provide care to the world at a moment’s notice. When accidents, emergencies or disasters happen, AMR paramedics, EMTs, dispatchers and nurses are always there,” said Madeleine D. Baudoin, AMR Government and Public Affairs Manager. “AMR is thankful for our relationship with the Red Cross of San Diego and Imperial Counties because it enables us to continue to care for the greater community outside of the patients we save every day.”
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, AMR continues to be a proud supporter of the Red Cross as we adapt our service delivery to maintain the health and safety of Red Crossers and those we serve.
“As key responders in the community, AMR and the Red Cross continue to work together during this outbreak,” said Sean Mahoney, CEO of the Red Cross Southern California Region. “We have performed our important missions and served our community when faced with many other challenges, and we will get through this pandemic, too.”
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