American Red Cross Honors Fathers with Special Promotion

June 2, 2011


Bay City resident wins a Lowe’s Gift Card


Lansing, Mich. – The American Red Cross Great Lakes Blood Services Region honors dads this Father’s Day by awarding one lucky donor with a $125 Lowe’s gift card as part of May’s “Dad’s To-Do-List” promotion. 

Everyone who came out to donate blood or platelets at any Red Cross blood drive or donor center throughout the 65-county region in May had the chance to win a Lowe’s gift card (a value of $125).  

“We try to show our appreciation to our donors as much as we can,” said Sharon Jaksa, CEO for the Great Lakes Region of the American Red Cross.  “Times are tough economically, and we like knowing that not only are we helping to save lives, but we’re helping our donors as well.”

Adam Wernecke, a committed blood donor from Bay City was the winner of the special Father’s Day promotion.  

“I donate every time I can,” said Wernecke. “I am a military veteran and during my service I learned the importance of blood donation.”

This June, everyone who attempts to donate blood or platelets has a chance to win a $250 Meijer gift card, a $125 Meijer gas card and/or a $500 gift card to Best Buy.  During the summer months, blood collections typically decrease because people become busy with summer activities.  However, the need for blood never takes a vacation.  Call 1-800-RED-CROSS to make an appointment to donate today.