Quirk Automotive Partners with American Red Cross in Blood Drive Amid Nationwide Blood Shortage


Logan Russell is Deputy Service Manager at Quirk Chevy in Manchester. Courtesy photo

MANCHESTER, NH – As the nation grapples with what the American Red Cross describes as “the worst blood shortage in more than a decade,” Quirk Car Dealers is partnering with the non-profit organization to organize their first blood drive on February 15, 2022.

With dangerously low blood supply levels in the United States, Quirk Auto dealers will host the event at their newly renovated 150,000 square foot Quirk Kia facility located at 1300 S. Porter Street in Manchester. Quirk invites the public to join them in their efforts to help maintain a strong emergency blood supply for the Manchester community. Click here to make an appointment today.

“Dangerously low blood supply levels have forced some hospitals to defer patients from major surgeries, including organ transplants,” according to a recently released statement. Croixrouge.org, urging the public to make an appointment to donate blood.

Quirk Kia in Manchester will be the site of a community blood drive on February 15, 2022 to help the American Red Cross increase a “dangerously low” blood supply.

Quirk Auto Dealers hopes to boost local participation in their blood drive with musical performances by mezzo-soprano Janice edwards, as well as food and door prizes to thank participating donors. Quirk Auto Dealers is also pleased to announce that it will be the official host of an upcoming WMUR sponsored blood drive, which is scheduled for June 3, 2022, at Quirk Kia in Manchester.

Community involvement is an important part of what sets Quirk Auto dealers apart. As the pandemic continues to impact the lives of Granite Staters, Quirk is stepping up that level of engagement. After investing hundreds of hours and financial resources in local charities and sponsored events in 2021, Quirk will continue to be a dedicated partner of the City of Manchester in 2022, and has renewed its engagement with many local organizations. , especially New Hampshire Catholic Charities, Green Acres School, Manchester Little League, the Queen City Rotary Club Road Rally and Cruising Downtown Manchester.

Manchester restarted its bookmobile after the library received a graphically designed 2017 Dodge Ram Pro courtesy of Quick Motors and Sousa Signs. Photo / Pat Grossmith

Last year, Quirk Auto dealers donated a Dodge Ram Pro to be used as a the new bookmobile serving the City Library and Manchester Schools to help encourage children to embrace reading on a regular basis, which has become one of their most rewarding contributions to date. Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig notably thanked Quirk for helping kick off the program and putting new books in the hands of Manchester children. This program came at a particularly difficult time, with many schools and families struggling to cope with the challenges of distance learning and the need to access educational resources at home.

Fighting the challenges of COVID-19

“Don’t be afraid of change. Be afraid of not changing. If you don’t stand up for anything, you will fall for anything ”,

– Daniel J. Quirk, CEO and Founder of Quirk Auto Dealers

Left to right James Thorp, Daniel Quirk and GM representatives Mark Rainy and Sarah Fretwell. Courtesy photo

Quirk’s corporate culture has been described as progressive and welcoming, making diversity and inclusion a core value in its staffing and community outreach efforts. As the pandemic has shaped the way we shop, learn and work, Quirk hasn’t missed a beat, finding new ways to improve the customer experience and work safely with the community. From the newly designed showrooms, every Quirk point of sale and service is held to immaculate standards and offers customers in-house financing, door-to-door delivery options and safe and secure online DocuSign technology, to which customers can access anywhere.

“When COVID hit, we were already offering online shopping tools, but we continued to improve them so our customers can access the easiest, most secure shopping experience every time they visit. need a new vehicle or a new service for their existing one, “said Rachel Victer, Head of Public Relations and Content Marketing at Quirk Auto Dealers

Quirk is personalized The service app allows customers to schedule car maintenance, request a rental, and access valuable service coupons. Customers can also use the app to easily cancel and reschedule their service appointment if they encounter a schedule conflict.

Looking to the future for a greener Manchester

For Quirk Auto Dealers, supporting a greener future for Manchester residents, and the electric car industry in general, is a top priority. Working towards a more sustainable future and reducing the city’s carbon footprint, Quirk will deploy a greater assortment of electric vehicles as they become available.

“We embrace the electric vehicle industry and have installed electric charging stations in all of our points of sale. We also help customers navigate the electric vehicle discounts offered by many manufacturers, ”said Victer.

The Volkswagen ID.4, Kia Niro EV, Ford Mach-E and Nissan Leaf are just a few of the many EVs currently available in Quirk stores.


Find out more about Quirk Auto dealers

Founded in 1977, Quirk Auto Dealers is an award winning automotive group serving the New England area and currently operating 16 active dealers and service centers located in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Quirk Automotive represents many leading automakers including Buick, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Jeep, Kia, Mazda, Nissan, RAM, Subaru and Volkswagen. Quirk Automotive and is equipped with state of the art onsite service and repair centers staffed by ASE certified master technicians.

Quirk currently employs over 1,500 people across Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The company also owns and operates Quirk parts depott, a 200,000 square foot warehouse that delivers OEM auto parts worldwide.


To learn more about Quirk Automotive, visit https://www.quirkcars.com/.

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