Tis' the season of giving and Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club would like you to join them for its annual winter American Red Cross Blood Drive December 21 from 11 AM to 4 PM located at 1441 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Greensboro, Ga.
Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 seconds. There is potential that someone will need blood at some point in their life and during the winter months blood donors are at an all-time high need.
“This year we are looking for generous donors to help us provide life-saving resources to those in need, K’zon Dennis, Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club Keystone President shared. “While our primary focus is to inspire both regular donors and first timers to experience a fun and exciting opportunity to be a hero, our goal is to collect 39 units of blood.”
Club members and staff will be in attendance to assist the Red Cross and donors throughout the process. Our members take pride in providing service to the community.
K’zon Dennis, a Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club member, will be spearheading this year’s blood drive. He said, “I’m involved so I can gain leadership skills and to save lives.”
“We’ve been recruiting members to help call people and asking for people to bake goods to provide refreshments at the blood drive,” he said.
His involvement is a part of his Keystone Presidency, which is a teen program at the Club.
“Keystone has shown me how to offer love towards other people. It has helped me to become a better person overall,” he said. “This blood drive is so important in providing life-giving blood to a stranger. I can’t think of a better Christmas gift.”
When asked about why he volunteers to help, Club member Christian Smith stated, "Helping the nurses and blood donors is exciting and you get to meet new people from around the community, it surprised me how many people turned out to donate blood".
Another Club member, Tiejah Darby stated, "volunteering at the blood drive provides the older members an opportunity to work together and set an example for the younger Club members the value of service".
When asked why he chose to participate, Club Director, Brad Parr stated, "I overcame my fear of giving blood when I became a staff at Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club. I had never given blood in high school due to athletics, so the PNC Blood Drive was my first opportunity to give. My appreciation for blood donors has grown tremendously within the past few months once my wife needed 5 blood transfusions after giving birth to our first son. As a result, I will always make it priority to give, because there are many individuals out there who need blood.
Join Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club December 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., located at 1441 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Greensboro, Ga.
To learn more about Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club, visit www.bgcncg.comor call 706-920-1400.