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Be extraordinary: donate blood or volunteer

River Valley

April 15, 2013
 

 

National Volunteer Week slated for April 21 through 27

 

Ordinary people can accomplish some extraordinary things when they volunteer. Individuals and organizations can seize the moment and share in honoring America’s volunteers this spring. 

This year’s National Volunteer Week is April 21 through 27. The theme “Celebrate Service” captures the meaning of what this week is about: honoring the millions of people who dedicate themselves to taking action and solving problems in their communities. National Volunteer Week is also an opportunity for volunteers to inspire and encourage others to seek out and participate in activities that cause a positive change in their communities

“Everywhere you look, you’ll find a story about ordinary people accomplishing extraordinary things through volunteer service, including blood donation,” said Linda Voss, CEO of the River Valley Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross. “And that’s cause for celebration.”

National Volunteer Week was established by President Richard Nixon in 1974, and continues to grow in scope through the support of all subsequent U.S. presidents and other elected officials.

At the Red Cross, volunteers constitute approximately 94 percent of the total work force needed to carry out the organization’s humanitarian mission. More than half a million people a year proudly call themselves American Red Cross volunteers.

“Volunteers show all of us that you can make a difference in today’s world,” said Voss. “We invite you to join the millions of people who help save the day by donating blood or giving of your time and talents through the American Red Cross.”

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

BARREN COUNTY

4/23/2013, 9:00 am- 1:00 pm, Western Kentucky University, 500 Hilltopper Way, Glasgow

 

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY

4/24/2013, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm, Cummins OLY, 3540 County Rd. 450 South, Columbus

4/26/2013, 10:00 am- 5:00 pm, Columbus Blood Donation Center, 931 Repp Dr., Columbus

4/27/2013, 9:00 am- 2:00 pm, Tipton Lakes Athletic Club, 4000 Goeller Blvd., Columbus

 

BROWN COUNTY

4/20/2013, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm, Nashville United Methodist Church, 36 South Jefferson, Nashville

 

CLARK COUNTY

4/26/2013, 8:00 am- 1:00 pm, Charlestown High School, 1 Pirate Place, Charlestown

 

DUBOIS COUNTY

4/21/2013, 7:00 am-12:00 pm, St. Ferdinand Catholic Church, 341 E. 10th Street, Ferdinand

4/22/2013, 2:00 pm- 7:00 pm, American Legion Hall, 425 S. Main Street, Ferdinand

 

FLOYD COUNTY

4/24/2013, 12:00 pm- 5:00 pm, University Center North, 4201 Grant Line Road, New Albany

 

FRANKLIN COUNTY

4/26/2013, 8:30 am- 2:00 pm, Frankfort Blood Donor Center, 318 Washington Street, Frankfort

 

HARDIN COUNTY

4/22/2013, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Elizabethtown Blood Donation Center, 405 W. Dixie Highway, Elizabethtown

4/25/2013, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Elizabethtown Blood Donation Center, 405 W. Dixie Highway, Elizabethtown

 

HARRISON COUNTY

4/22/2013, 3:00 pm- 7:00 pm, Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church, 3080 Hwy 337 S.E., Corydon

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY (KY)

4/21/2013, 9:00 am- 1:00 pm, Highland Presbyterian Church, 1011  Cherokee Road, Louisville

4/21/2013, 9:00 am- 1:00 pm, Most Blessed Sacrament, 3509 Taylor Blvd., Louisville

4/21/2013, 10:00 am- 3:00 pm, Fern Creek Fire Department, 6200 Bardstown Rd., Louisville

4/21/2013, 10:00 am- 3:00 pm, Walmart, 7101 Cedar Springs Blvd., Louisville

4/21/2013, 11:30 am- 3:30 pm, Parkland Baptist Church, 7206 Shepherdsville Rd, Louisville

4/21/2013, 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm, Fairdale Christian Church, 9000 Brown Austin Road, Fairdale

4/22/2013, 3:00 pm- 7:00 pm, Jewish Community Center, 3600 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville

4/22/2013, 3:00 pm- 8:00 pm, Immanuel United Church of Christ, 2300 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville

4/22/2013, 4:00 pm- 8:00 pm, Kenwood Heights Christian Church, 5620 New Cut Rd, Louisville

4/23/2013, 9:00 am- 2:00 pm, DeSales High School, 425 Kenwood Drive, Louisville

4/23/2013, 10:00 am- 6:00 pm, East End Louisville Blood Donation Center, 291 N. Hubbards Lane, Louisville

4/23/2013, 11:00 am- 6:30 pm, Downtown Louisville Blood Donation Center, 520 E. Chestnut St., Louisville

4/23/2013, 3:00 pm- 7:00 pm, Stonestreet Elementary School, 10007 Stonestreet Road, Louisville

4/24/2013, 7:30 am-12:30 pm, Butler Traditional High School, 2222 Crums Lane, Louisville

4/24/2013, 9:00 am- 2:00 pm, Downtown Louisville Blood Donation Center, 520 E. Chestnut St., Louisville

4/24/2013, 10:00 am- 6:00 pm, East End Louisville Blood Donation Center, 291 N. Hubbards Lane, Louisville

4/24/2013, 3:00 pm- 8:00 pm, Epworth United Methodist Church, 919 Palatka Rd, Louisville

4/25/2013, 9:00 am- 2:00 pm, Texas Roadhouse Holdings, 6040 Dutchmans Ln., Louisville

4/25/2013, 11:00 am- 6:30 pm, Downtown Louisville Blood Donation Center, 520 E. Chestnut St., Louisville

4/25/2013, 12:00 pm- 7:00 pm, East End Louisville Blood Donation Center, 291 N. Hubbards Lane, Louisville

4/26/2013, 7:00 am- 3:00 pm, East End Louisville Blood Donation Center, 291 N. Hubbards Lane, Louisville

4/26/2013, 8:00 am- 2:00 pm, Downtown Louisville Blood Donation Center, 520 E. Chestnut St., Louisville

4/26/2013, 1:00 pm- 7:00 pm, Smashburger, 9409 Shelbyville Road, Louisville

4/27/2013, 9:00 am- 1:00 pm, East End Louisville Blood Donation Center, 291 N. Hubbards Lane, Louisville

4/27/2013, 9:00 am- 1:00 pm, Trinity Presbyterian Church, 10200 Shelbyville Rd., Louisville

4/27/2013, 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm, Kroger Hillview, 5001 Mud Lane, Louisville

 

KNOX COUNTY

4/27/2013, 11:00 am- 3:00 pm, Walmart, 650 Kimmel Road, Vincennes

 

LAWRENCE COUNTY (IL)

4/24/2013, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm, Lawrence County Memorial Hospital, 2200 West State Street, Lawrenceville

 

LAWRENCE COUNTY (IN)

4/20/2013, 9:00 am- 2:00 pm, The Cellular Connection, 1313 16th Street, Bedford

 

MARION COUNTY

4/24/2013, 3:00 pm- 8:00 pm, St. Augustine, 235 South Spalding Ave, Lebanon

 

MEADE COUNTY

4/16/2013, 2:00 pm- 7:00 pm, Ladies Auxiliary VFW, 770 By-Pass Road, Brandenburg

 

MONROE COUNTY

4/22/2013, 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Clear Creek Christian Church, 5405 S. Rogers St., Bloomington

4/24/2013, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St., Bloomington

4/25/2013, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St., Bloomington

4/25/2013, 3:00 pm- 7:00 pm, Indiana University Read Residence Center, 125 S. Jordan, Bloomington

4/26/2013, 8:00 am- 2:00 pm, Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St., Bloomington

4/27/2013, 8:00 am-12:00 pm, Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St., Bloomington

 

ORANGE COUNTY

4/22/2013, 1:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Paoli Christian, 1700 West Hospital, Paoli

 

SHELBY COUNTY

4/26/2013, 9:00 am- 2:00 pm, Martha Layne Collins High School, 801 Discovery Blvd, Shelbyville

 

TAYLOR COUNTY

4/27/2013, 8:00 am- 1:00 pm, First United Methodist Church, 317 East Main Street, Campbellsville

 

VANDERBURGH COUNTY

4/21/2013, 8:15 am-12:15 pm, St. Theresa Catholic Church, 600 Herndon Drive, Evansville

4/22/2013, 9:00 am- 6:00 pm, University of Southern Indiana University Center, 8600 University Boulevard, Evansville

4/23/2013, 8:00 am-12:00 pm, WOW!, 6045 Wedeking Avenue, Evansville

4/23/2013, 1:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Stockwell Blood Donation Center, 29 South Stockwell Road, Evansville

4/24/2013, 10:00 am- 3:00 pm, Stockwell Blood Donation Center, 29 South Stockwell Road, Evansville

4/26/2013, 10:00 am- 3:00 pm, Stockwell Blood Donation Center, 29 South Stockwell Road, Evansville

 

WABASH COUNTY

4/25/2013, 1:30 pm- 5:30 pm, Evangelical United Methodist Church, 2010 N. Cherry, Mount Carmel

 

WARRICK COUNTY

4/23/2013, 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Abundant Life Community Church, 7333 Sharon Road, Newburgh

4/23/2013, 3:00 pm- 8:00 pm, Castle High School, 3344 Highway 261, Newburgh

4/24/2013, 3:00 pm- 7:00 pm, St. Johns United Church of Christ, 123 North 6th Street, Boonville

 

WHITE COUNTY

4/24/2013, 2:00 pm- 7:00 pm, First Christian Church, 504 Bohleber Drive, Carmi

4/25/2013, 1:30 pm- 6:30 pm, Indian Creek Township Community Center, 113 S. Division, Norris City

How to donate blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

 

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

 

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