Stating that the company will "stand behind our fellow citizens in their time of need," Anaheim, Calif.-based GBS Linens announced a new donation program geared toward those impacted by the Sept. 11 attacks. GBS, a major distributor of event linens, said that for every employee, customer and customer employee who donates or has already donated blood, the company will give $10 (up to $5,000 maximum) to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
According to director of marketing Sujata Mody, the program was designed to provide a dual relief effort through contributions of both money and blood. She asked that customers notify her of blood donations by e-mailing their company name and the names of donors to email@example.com. "This is a time when the citizens of our country need to bond together and show the world how united we really are," she said. "This donation program is our way of showing just that." For more information, contact GBS Linens, 305 N. Muller St., Anaheim, CA 92801; 714/778-6448; www.gbslinens.com.