Dunkin' Donuts announced a $25,000 donation to the American Red Cross to support disaster relief efforts and those who have been impacted by disasters, including the recent snowstorm in Western New York.
"As those affected continue to feel the impact of the recent snowstorm, our goal is that the company's donation to the American Red Cross will help provide assistance to the people who have been displaced by the storm," said Tammy Monks, senior field marketing manager for Dunkin' Donuts.
Dunkin' Donuts has 47 restaurants in the Buffalo market, and has forged a successful partnership with the American Red Cross over the past seven years through the "Give a Pint, Get a Pound" campaign, which has helped increase blood donations by providing a coupon for a free pound of Dunkin' Donuts coffee to all presenting donors at Red Cross blood drives during the month of January.
Dunkin' Donuts has provided more than 520,000 pounds of coffee to presenting donors. If one donation may help save up to three lives, Dunkin Donuts has potentially helped more than 1.5 million patients. Locally, approximately 40,000 pints of blood have been collected in Buffalo during the month of January since the inception of the program in 2008.
"The Red Cross is grateful to Dunkin' Donuts for their ongoing partnership and for this recent donation to help those who have been impacted by disasters such as the recent snowstorm," said Chuck Marra, executive director of the American Red Cross, Western New York Chapter. "This generosity is reflective of Dunkin' Donuts' commitment to the communities they serve, and we are appreciative of their ongoing dedication to our lifesaving mission."