We want to thank everyone who participated in the American Red Cross blood drive “Battle of the Badges” on July 25th. There were 136 donors who came in to share their life-giving blood. We almost made our goal and those that gave can feel proud we did our civic duty and helped to ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients in hospitals throughout our area. We thank all of you for your time and effort and for your donations of blood. We hope you will continue to donate at future blood drives as well.
A special thank you to the EMS personal, firefighters and law enforcement officers who gave time to the community, they give a sense of security to residents, and they often give blood too. As local heroes to many, their courage in the face of adversity bolsters people
I hope you will all look forward to saving more lives at our next drive on Monday Sept. 19th. If you would like to help, please call 800-Give-Life. The American Red Cross would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to you and your community for continuously supporting the Red Cross blood program. Your support is a wonderful example of how to give back to your community and help patients in need.
People commonly underestimate the need for blood and the difference that even one donation can make to ensure blood is available when and where it’s needed.
Thank you to our generous sponsors who donated gifts for our gift bags. They were The Buckle, Perk’s, Great Bend Coffee, Walmart, Lone Wolf Restaurant, Signature Salon & Spa, Applebees, Hejny Liquor, Cornerstone Interiors and Brown’s Shoe Fit. Fire Chief Mike Napolitano won first prize and Detective David Paden won second prize.
As a blood donor or volunteer, each of you has helped the Red Cross fulfill their mission of a safe and ample blood supply. Hospital patients rely on us and we delivered! I want to thank each of you for being a part of this lifesaving experience. Especially St. Rose
Parish for use of their facilities and the wonderful volunteers at R.S.V.P., we couldn’t do this drive without you! Also Dairy Queen for the great ice cream and En-Rev for the fresh bottled water they always provide. The ham salad for the sandwiches were provided by
First Christian Church, and was very tasty. Fort Zarah Unit provided cookies for us. Also a big thank you for the Trustees from Barton County. They were a great help setting up and clean up afterwards.
We look forward to saving more lives at our next drive on Sept. 19. Please keep in mind our blood donations are now collected at St. Rose Parish. If you would like to help in any way please call 1-800-Give-Life.
Blood Drive Chair