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Two Ways to Do Good in the New Year

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#1 -Donate Funds:

Hurricane Sandy has caused massive destruction and dislocation along the East Coast of the United States. This disaster has caused loss of life, housing and bare essentials. Many hearts have been aching through this Holiday Season and these victims still need our help. PMPI is eager to give some hope to those coping with this travesty. PMPI wants to support our fellow members in New Jersey and New York and we need your help. Our goal is to raise money to help those in need.

"Atlantic City, hospitality workers face financial worries

in Hurricane Sandy's aftermath" –

PMPI member Carrie Mitchell, CMP, national sales manager with the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority, is working closely with her organization to assist families in need in the Atlantic City area. To support one of our members, we have selected their recommended charities:

  • Community Food Bank of New Jersey
  • Salvation Army – New Jersey
  • Division Atlantic City Rescue Mission – A local shelter that is working to house displaced families and the homeless.

We are actively seeking monetary donations to help them purchase food, blankets, space heaters and other items to help those in the affected areas. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated and just may give a family the hope they need for a brighter start in 2013.

Every dollar counts. Click here to donate. If you have any questions, please contact PMPI’s Community Outreach Board Director, Katie Moore, CMP at .

#2 – Save up to 3 Lives at MACE!

Community Outreach Committee is hosting a blood drive in the exhibit hall at Marriott Wardman Park on February, 6 from 10 - 4pm.

The American Red Cross will be posting the best from their team at the MACE Blood Drive booth. The Greater Chesapeake and Potomac (GC&P) Region supplies blood to patients in over 60 hospitals – including 10 trauma centers- in the Baltimore, Washington, Northern Virginia and South Central Pennsylvania area.

On average, the Red Cross holds about 20 drives daily and strives to collect approximately 1,000 units of blood each day in order to fulfill the needs of patients in our community.

Facts About Blood Needs:

  • Every 2 seconds someone in the US needs blood
  • More than 44,000 blood donations are needed every day
  • A single car accident can require as many as 100 pints of blood
  • More than 1 million new people are diagnosed with cancer each year
  • Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment
  • Did you know that 1 pint of blood can save up to 3 lives?
  • Did you know that the American Red Cross supplies approximately 40% of the nation’s blood supply?

This is your chance to save lives – no checkbook required. Commit to donating during MACE today. To sign up in advance, or if you have any questions, contact PMPI’s Community Outreach Board Director, Katie Moore, CMP at .


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