PODS® Lexington co-hosts Summer4Life blood drive with Kentucky Blood Center

Donors can enjoy some down-home fun with live remote from Mix 94.5 and cookout on final day of blood drive, Sept. 14
 
 
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Sept. 4, 2012 - PRLog -- (LEXINGTON, KY) – This summer, PODS® Lexington is joining forces with Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) and popular radio station Mix 94.5 to host the final days of the Summer4Life, a blood drive promotion which ends Sept. 14.

The ultimate goal of this partnership is to raise awareness of the need for life-saving blood donations. As extra motivation to encourage people to give blood, everyone who registers to donate will be automatically eligible to win a 2012 Toyota Rav4. PODS Lexington will also reward each donor at Beaumont and Andover donor centers with a $20 coupon on a future PODS rental as a way of saying thanks for their generous donation.

Summer4Life will close out on Sept. 14 with a cookout at KBC’s Beaumont Donor Center. The cookout will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a live remote from Mix 94.5 from noon to 2 p.m.

“We are devoted to helping Kentucky Blood Center exceed their goals this summer,” said Ken Kocon, franchise owner of PODS Lexington. “Giving blood is a selfless act and we encourage everyone to support this great cause. These donations will save lives.”

Kentucky Blood Center relies on volunteer blood donors to meet area patients’ needs. KBC, the largest Food and Drug Administration (FDA) licensed blood bank headquartered in the Commonwealth, is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring a safe, adequate blood supply for patients at nearly 70 Kentucky hospitals and clinics in more than 60 counties.

Over the last year KBC distributed nearly 130,000 blood components, relying on volunteer blood donors to meet patients’ needs in the areas it serves.

For more information, visit www.kybloodcenter.org.

About PODS Lexington
Opened in 2004, PODS Lexington is the leading provider of moving and storage services to individuals and business in the Lexington-Bluegrass region and a leading corporate citizen, donating PODS® containers to charitable organizations throughout the year. For more information, or to schedule service, visit www.podslexington.com or call 800-776-7637.

Founded in 1998, PODS Enterprises, Inc. currently provides moving and storage services to more than 245 million consumers in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 300,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 1 million deliveries and has more than 140,000 PODS® containers in service.

PODS® secure containers are constructed of a steel frame and are available in three sizes: approximately 8-by-7-by-7 feet, 8-by-8-by-12 feet and 8-by-8-by-16 feet. The 12- foot and 16-foot containers have been tested to withstand winds of more than 110-mph when partially loaded.
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