Gongos & Associates Hosts October 17 Red Cross Blood Drive

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John Gongos, of Gongos and Associates, believes that small business plays a vital part in encouraging charitable giving. His marketing research firm will host a combined Blood Drive for the Red Cross and Food Drive for the Salvation Army Disaster Relief Food Supply on October 17 from 12 noon until 6:00 p.m. The event will be held at the firm's North Adams Road offices in Blissfield Hills, Michigan.

According to John Gongos, small business can play a vital part in encouraging charitable giving—especially during times of natural disasters like the recent hurricanes and earthquake. Gongos, of marketing research firm, Gongos and Associates, enlists employees, vendors, colleagues, neighbors and friends to host regular blood drives for the Red Cross. This month, the firm will combine a Blood Drive for the Red Cross with a Food Drive to supplement the Salvation Army Disaster Relief Food Supply. The event will be held on October 17th from 12 noon until 6:00 p.m. at its Bloomfield Hills offices on North Adams Road. Donors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the event.

“The need for charitable donations is stronger than ever," said Gongos. National and international relief agencies have observed a new “donor fatigue” as contributions to aid disaster victims have slowed due to the rash of natural disasters this year. Locally, officials of the American Red Cross Blood Services of Southeastern Michigan are working to shore up a low blood supply. The Salvation Army has announced concern that it will be unable to provide food for needy families during the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays

Gongos and Associates began hosting blood drives in 2002. Gongos and Associates typically hosts blood drives at least twice a year and has organized charitable donations for disaster relief in the past. The firm rewards employees who give blood by granting them a half day off of work.

About Gongos and Associates:

Founded in 1991, Gongos and Associates is a full service marketing research firm providing expert quantitative and qualitative research. Gongos and Associates helps clients create new products, develop and enhance existing products, and provide information to support product placement in the marketplace.

Based in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Gongos and Associates specializes in marketing research that supports product and service development for a wide range of industries including:

  •     Airline Services
  •     Automobiles & Features/Components
  •     Boats/Marine Products
  •     Consumer Packaged Goods
  •     Food Products
  •     Medical Devices
  •     Pet Products
  •     Retail Services
  •     Technology/Consumer Products
  •     Telecommunications Services

Gongos and Associates is located at 6001 North Adams Road in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. For further information, or to schedule an appointment to give blood, contact Denise Scripter at 248.205.9500. Visit Gongos and Associates on the Web at http://www.gongos.com.

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