NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 9)—Bridgestone/Firestone and the Tennessee Titans football team are joining to host a community blood drive and fundraising campaign for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
The blood drive will take place at the Coliseum in downtown Nashville Sept. 17. BFS and the Titans will kick off the fundraising effort by each contributing $69,149, or $1 for every seat in the Coliseum, to the Nashville Area Chapter of the American Red Cross.
People who can't attend the blood drive may also contribute money at any of the 14 Firestone Complete Auto Care Stores or nine TiresPlus stores in the Nashville area. Those stores, like 2,200 other Firestone-owned tire centers across the U.S., have been designated official cash donation sites for the Red Cross.
The Bridgestone Global Group of Companies has donated more than $3 million to the American Red Cross since the 9/11 tragedy, according to a company release.