Thursday, May 8, 2014

Conoco Suprises Red Cross With Free Car Wash

Red Cross volunteers and employees received a welcome surprise Thursday when Conoco set up an impromptu “pop-up” car wash. The idea was to surprise volunteers and employees with free car washes at the Colorado Red Cross headquarters in Denver in conjunction with the celebration of World Red Cross Day.

Conoco workers make it
Conoco Clean!
Conoco selected the Red Cross as one of the Colorado recipients of their “Conoco Cares” advertising campaign, which is focused on companies with hard working, committed employees who do good deeds and positively support the community they serve. To do this, Conoco brought in a “pop-up” car wash that consists of a mobile vehicle that transports water in a self-contained unit. Conoco workers apply environmentally-friendly soaps to wash and then rinse the vehicles.

Conoco's Seth McClammer scrubs the
ERV to get it clean and ready.

The first 50 Red Cross employees and volunteers to arrive were treated to a free car wash as a “thank you” for their hard work and service. Conoco workers were on hand to spray down, wash and dry the vehicles including the Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle(ERV).

“We really appreciate that Conoco has recognized us as the kind of organization that provides a valuable community service,” said Eric Jones, Red Cross divisional disaster director. “It is always nice when that happens and who doesn’t like a free car wash.”

Red Cross volunteer enjoys he freshly
cleaned truck.
The Red Cross is commemorating a century of service in Colorado this year. In celebration of this milestone, the Red Cross will be “turning the state red,” offering a discount on lifesaving training and giving out free T-shirts to every person who takes a Red Cross CPR, First Aid or Babysitter’s training course in May.

To find out more about the Red Cross and its Century Celebration, visit

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