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Firemen were on fire with repeat win
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Dear Editor,
What is a hero? Like art, heroism is in the eye of the beholder. As law enforcement officers and firefighters, we are fortunate to work with the American Red Cross and meet heroes every day.
Law enforcement officers and firefighters from Barton County have teamed up with the Red Cross to raise awareness about the ongoing need for blood through the Battle of the Badges blood drive competition. The Firemen have proved they are heroes and won the “Battle of the Badges” contest.
We are honoring our Hometown Heroes as part of our annual Battle of the Badges blood drive. Whether you are a blood donor, a financial contributor, a volunteer, or one of the many local organizations with which we partner, we thank you all for your donation.
In order to ensure your blood donation is as efficient as possible, the Red Cross prefers appointments. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make your appointment. Walk-in donors are welcome; however, those with appointments will be given priority. Please make donating blood a routine part of your life and donate on behalf of your friends and family
Thank you to everyone who participated in the American Red Cross Blood Drive, July 25. There were 159 people who came in to share their life-giving blood. Our goal was 185 and we didn’t make our goal, but maybe next time. We want to thank all donors for being patient as the staff had new equipment so it took a little longer than before. It will get much quicker as they use it and get used to it. We can feel proud we did our civic duty and helped to ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients in hospitals throughout our area.
As a blood donor or volunteer, each of you has helped the Red Cross ful fi ll 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.
Receiving one-gallon pins were Cindy Lee, Tara Proctor and Eric Kaiser.
Brandy Proffitt, Melissa Adelhardt, Nicole Stevens and Berneice Scott received two-gallon pins and receiving four-gallon pins were Colleen Rychlec and Ronald Daniel.
Receiving a seven-gallon pin was Eugene Perkins and 10-gallon pins were received by Dori Wonsetler and Bob Suelter.
Karen P. Ekberg received an 11-gallon pin and Jim Juergensen received a 15-gallon pin.
Wanda Hoberecht received her 18-gallon pin. That’s 144 pints for her! Wow this is great! Great job everyone .
Thank you to all of you for giving blood for all of these years. It is well appreciated by many.
We had two first time donors and they were Hannah Sohl and Nichole Wagner. We hope to see all of you and the first time donors in September for the next drive.
We look forward to saving more lives at our next drive Sept. 19. Please keep in mind our blood donations are collected at St Rose Parish. If you would like to help, please call at 792-2580.
Corry Herrman,
Blood Drive chair,
Great Bend