The American Red Cross visited Eden Valley Tuesday, Aug. 20. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped out in your own special way.
Thank you to the Legion and the Legion Auxiliary for serving in the canteen, picking up the tab for the snacks and the facility use donation. Thank you to the members of the Assumption Church for serving the meal for the workers. Thanks to the American Dairy Association for the donation of the butter and cheese. Thank you to all who helped advertise; the Tri-County News, EV-W Voice, other local papers, marquee, churches, local businesses, radio and television stations. Thank you to the phone callers, the people that set up and helped put everything back in order after the drive, and to the wonderful staff at St. Paul’s Lutheran for their time and willingness.
A warm-hearted “Thank You” to the donors. Ninety-eight donors came to donate; 3 were first time donors. The American Red Cross deferred 10 donors. Ten donors took part in a double red cell donation. The end result was 98 total units collected, which was over goal, which is wonderful being that people are so busy during the summer. Thank you for taking the time to make blood donating a routine in your life.
The American Red Cross is always looking for donors; if you know someone who may be interested, invite them to come along with you next time. Next scheduled drives in Eden Valley are Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, and Wednesday, May 7, 2014.