UScellular Donates Community Emergency Vehicle to Omaha-Council Bluffs Metro Chapter of the Red Cross
Omaha, Neb. (Oct. 27, 2022) – UScellular has donated $30,000 to the American Red Cross to provide a new community emergency vehicle for the organization’s Omaha-Council Bluffs Metro Chapter. The new vehicle will help transport life-saving blood and supplies to and from donation centers, hospitals and treatment centers across Nebraska and Southwest Iowa.
“The need for blood remains critical, and the Red Cross ensures that in accidents, times of crisis and emergencies, the people who need blood can get it,” said Brandi McCune, director of sales and operations for UScellular in Nebraska. “This donated vehicle represents our appreciation for the life-saving impact the Red Cross has in our community.”
The Omaha-based vehicle joins a national fleet of more than 2,500 cars, SUVs, cargo vans and trucks that are on the road every day, making the Red Cross’s work possible. These community emergency vehicles transport skilled staff, specialized equipment and critical supplies to more than 500 blood drives nationwide every day, enabling donors to give at convenient locations like workplaces, schools and community centers.
“Every day, lifesaving blood is collected at donations centers and blood drives across Nebraska. This generous gift from UScellular ensures that our volunteers are able to deliver the blood products to where it needs to be so that when a patient requires it, the blood is on the shelf. It is vital that we continue to collect and distribute blood to hospitals and this donation will help us do that,” said Jill Orton, Region Executive of the American Red Cross of Nebraska-Iowa.
The Red Cross is the country’s leading provider of blood and blood products and provides about 40% of the nation’s blood supply to accident victims, mothers giving birth, patients battling cancer and many more.
Since 2009, UScellular has donated more than $22.6 million along with countless experiences and technology items to nonprofit organizations across the country. Additionally, through its After School Access Project the company has pledged up to $13 million in hotspots and service to help up to 50,000 youth connect to reliable internet in its markets. For more information about UScellular’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, please go to https://newsroom.uscellular.com/community/.
UScellular is the fourth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to help customers stay connected to the things that matter most. The Chicago-based carrier provides a strong, reliable network supported by the latest technology and offers a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers’ lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. Through its After School Access Project, the company has pledged to provide hotspots and service to help up to 50,000 youth connect to reliable internet. Additionally, UScellular has price protected all of its plans, promising not to increase prices through at least the end of 2023. To learn more about UScellular, visit one of its retail stores or www.uscellular.com. To get the latest news, visit newsroom.uscellular.com.