Larry Havel was one of 96 people who made a life-saving blood donation during Baldwin EMC’s Power of Giving Drive on October 23.
Baldwin EMC held its ninth annual Power of Giving Drive on Thursday, October 23. The event included a blood drive for LifeSouth Community Blood Center. Baldwin EMC also collected non-perishable food for local families.
LifeSouth collected 96 pints of blood during the Power of Giving drive. According to LifeSouth’s staff, those donations can go on to save as many as 288 lives. All the blood donated at the Power of Giving drive will go to benefit local hospitals.
During the day, Baldwin EMC collected 280 pounds of non-perishable food donations, which will be distributed to families in need through Catholic Social Services.
Karen Moore, Baldwin EMC’s vice president of energy services and public relations, says the success of the Power of Giving drive “speaks volumes about the kindness of our community.”
“We wouldn’t be able to call this event a success if people didn’t take time to come make a blood donation or drop off food. Year after year this event shows how blessed we are to live in this community.”