Celebrating National Service Week with Red Cross blood drives

By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email

“Celebrate Service” is the theme of this year’s National Volunteer Week, running April 21 through the 27. The week is about honoring the millions of people across the country that dedicate themselves to helping their local communities, it also aims at encouraging more people to get involved in volunteering.

About 94-percent of the American Red Cross is made up of volunteers, which equates to roughly half a million individuals carrying out the organization’s humanitarian mission.

This week, the Red Cross is hosting blood drives in Berrien, Cass and Van Buren Counties.

  • Edwardsburg: 04/15/2013 Hope United Methodist Church, 12:00-5:45 p.m.

  • Coloma: 04/23/2013 North Berrien Senior Center, 11:00-4:45 p.m.

  • Decatur 04/23/2013 Decatur High School, 11:30-5:15 p.m.

  • Covert 04/26/2013 Covert High School, 11:00-4:45 p.m.

  • Watervliet 04/30/2013 Grace Christian Schools 9:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

  • Benton Harbor 05/03/2013 Celebration Cinema 11:00-4:45 p.m.

  • National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 under the Nixon Administration, and has since grown with the support of each subsequent president.

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