This holiday season, the American Red Cross is celebrating the impact of volunteers and blood donors while encouraging others to join them in furthering its lifesaving mission. The community is invited to roll up a sleeve at the Cumberland Plateau Holiday Heroes Blood Drive Friday, December 13 and December 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church located at 60 Neecham Streeet in Crossville.
Local volunteers and milestone blood donors who have donated one or more gallons of blood will be recognized and all presenting donors and volunteers will have their names written on an ornament and placed on a decorative Red Cross volunteer-donor tree. All presenting blood donors will receive special treats in the refreshment area, while supplies last. On December 13, all presenting donors will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane. On December 27, all presenting donors will receive a free Red Cross long-sleeved T-shirt, while supplies last.
“Red Cross recognition events like this are designed to honor the lifetime journey of volunteers and donors while creating a celebratory moment that encourages others in the community to join in honoring them and making a difference as well,” said Garry Allison, Red Cross Tennessee regional donor services executive. “Without dedicated volunteers, what we do at the Red Cross could not be done. They are our heroes.”