By: Mario Bruno, CEO, American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region
The American Red Cross is grateful of our longstanding partnership with Pitney Bowes, a committed corporate citizen that recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. From wartime blood drives to the 1955 launch of its first United Fund giving campaign, to the global appeals that the company launches when disaster strikes one of our communities, we know that Pitney Bowes has been there to help when help is needed most.
In 2013, we recognized Pitney Bowes and their President and CEO Marc Lautenbach as a Superstorm Sandy Relief Partner for demonstrating their commitment to our region after this massive storm caused devastation. And in 2017, we recognized Pitney Bowes as a Ready 365 Partner for supporting our mission to provide lifesaving services to those affected by natural disasters and personal tragedies.
And thanks to Pitney Bowes, we’ve been able to reach members of our community through the new and dynamic “Earth and Human Factors” exhibit at the Connecticut Science Center. This interactive exhibit, funded by the Pitney Bowes Foundation, includes an exploration into ways the Red Cross approaches preparedness with practical tips for students and their families.
Pitney Bowes employees have consistently demonstrated their community leadership. Throughout our history, many Pitney Bowes representatives have served as active board members of the Red Cross. Currently, Jason Dies, Pitney Bowes Executive Vice President and President of Sending Technology Solutions serves on our board and our mission capacity committee. We are grateful for Jason’s support, and for the generosity of so many Pitney Bowes employees who donate time and support our work through their employee giving campaign each year.
The breadth and depth of our partnership with Pitney Bowes is impressive, and we are proud to celebrate it at Mission: Possible on Thursday, March 4. Learn more at http://www.redcross.org/missionpossible. We hope you can join us.