In February, approximately 500 Red Cross blood drives in 23 states were canceled due to the extreme winter weather, resulting in more than 16,300 uncollected blood and platelet donations.
As March has been named American Red Cross Month, Paul Davis, a leading provider of emergency cleanup and restoration services, encourages the local community to join in supporting the needs of the American Red Cross.
“Paul Davis’ goal is to restore people and property with exceptional care after a crisis occurs, which is why we strongly align with the mission of the Red Cross and recognize its impact throughout our community,” said Luis Garcia, emergency recovery marketer of PDR of the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast. “Our office supports the Red Cross year-round, but with the current shortage of blood and the continuing threat of weather-related emergencies, we are asking area residents to help the organization meet the current needs.”
The American Red Cross and Paul Davis often work hand-in-hand after disasters strike, with the Red Cross providing disaster relief and Paul Davis restoring damaged property and belongings in emergency situations.
The Red Cross needs all blood types, and donors with blood types O negative, A negative and B negative are especially encouraged to donate double red cells.
Eligible blood and platelet donors may visit www.redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or find blood drives in the Southeast Florida area.
Founded in 1966, Paul Davis Restoration Inc. is a national franchisor and leading provider of restoration services for residential and commercial properties. Paul Davis offers emergency cleanup, contents restoration and property reconstruction needed as a result of fire, water, storm or mold.
Paul Davis Restoration has franchise locations throughout North America, with owners and technicians who are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).
For more information about Paul Davis Restoration of Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast, visit www.justcallpaul.net or call (561) 478-7272.