Moe’s Southwest Grill Staten Island Hosts 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive on Sept. 4

Popular Fast-Casual Burrito Joint Partners with NY Blood Center;
Gives Away Free Entree to Blood Donors on September 4 

Staten Island, NY (August 19, 2013) – Moe’s Southwest Grill will once again honor 9/11 victims by partnering with New York Blood Center (NYBC) to host their annual blood drive at 2397 Hylan Blvd on Wednesday, September 4. When donors give a pint of blood, they will receive a free entrée from Moe’s.

Staten Island Borough President James P. Moinaro works with NYBC to organize drives among local businesses and community organizations; last year they set a goal to collectively raise 275 pints of blood in remembrance of the 275 Staten Islanders who lost their lives in the attacks against the U.S on September 11, 2001. The goal was far surpassed, with 668 donors giving a pint of ”life”, encouraging them to aim even higher this year.

“With the outpouring of support we received last year, I’m confident the community can come together to raise more than 700 pints,” said Moe’s Franchise Partner and local Staten Islander Joe McAllister. “It is a cause close to my, and much of Staten Island’s heart, and a great opportunity for me and the Moe’s team to help contribute and save lives while honoring those who lost theirs in 9/11.”

NY Blood Center will be at the Staten Island Moe’s Southwest Grill between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET. Donors must be at least 16 years of age, weigh 110 pounds or more, bring photo identification and eat or drink something before donating. After donating one pint of blood, guests will receive a coupon to receive one free entrée from Moe’s – a burrito, stack, salad or quesadilla – to be used at any time.

For more information, guests may call 718-979-8226 or visit www.nybloodcenter.org. 

About Moe’s Southwest Grill®

Welcome to Moe’s! Founded in 2000 in Atlanta, GA, Moe’s Southwest Grill is a fast-casual restaurant franchise featuring fresh, handmade, customizable southwestern food in a welcoming environment that rocks. Moe’s is committed to serving only the highest quality ingredients 100% of the time at more than 500 locations in the U.S. While Moe’s is best known for its burritos packed with a choice of more than 20 fresh, flavorful ingredients, the menu also features kid’s, vegetarian and low-calorie options, all served with free chips and salsa. Check out Moe’s online at www.moes.com.

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