Collection Agency “Collects” Blood for American Red Cross
Posted in I.C. System News on August 22, 2011
St. Paul, MN (August 22, 2011) – I.C. System hosted a blood drive at its St. Paul, MN home office on July 18th, 2011. The day-long visit from the “Bloodmobile” was sponsored by E.C.H.O., the charitable donation organization at I.C. System.
I.C. System enabled dozens of employees to take time out of their workday in order to donate blood to the American Red Cross. “The need for blood in America is extremely high. The country is down to just a two-day supply and we wanted to step up and do our part to contribute to this underpublicized need,” said Mary Hiles, Associations Manager and E.C.H.O. facilitator.
“People at I.C. System are very generous and only too happy to help when there is such a great need,” said Barbara Erickson, Chairman & CEO of I.C. System, Inc.
“The American Red Cross relies on the generosity and dedication of its coordinators, volunteers and donors to support its life-saving mission. Companies like I.C. System are the lifeblood of our organization – thank you!” said Nancy Larson, Donor Recruitment Representative, American Red Cross Blood Services.
E.C.H.O. – Employee Charitable Help Organization began in 1981 and is made up solely of I.C. System employees. E.C.H.O.’s primary function is to investigate and make decisions on the solicitation and distribution of funds donated by I.C. System and its employees.
About The American Red Cross
Some four million people give blood—the gift of life—through the Red Cross, making it the largest supplier of blood and blood products in the United States. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it relies on donations of time, money, and blood to do its work. For more information on the American Red Cross, or to find out how your organization can host a blood drive, click here
About I.C. System
I.C. System, a privately owned company founded in 1938, provides accounts receivable management services for 20,000 clients within many industries, including healthcare, financial services, retail, utility, and communications. Headquartered in St. Paul, I.C. System has offices in Iowa, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. For more information about I.C. System, click here