LifeSouth Community Blood Centers faces emergency need for all blood types, and encourages the community to donate blood. Summer is historically a slow time for blood donations due to travel and school breaks, and this summer continues to be a challenge not only to LifeSouth, but to blood centers across the country. When tragedy strikes, like the catastrophic floods in Louisiana, neighboring blood centers are asked to help supply hospitals in areas affected. This is difficult when blood supplies are low. LifeSouth encourages donors to come in to one of their donor centers or find a blood drive location on their website, www.lifesouth.org. First time donors are always welcome and encouraged to give blood donation a try. All donors are important to help meet the needs of the local blood supply.
The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during September. “The Red Cross and Sport Clips have partnered for several years to help ensure blood is available for patients in need leading into fall,” said Donna M. Morrissey, director of national partnerships, Red Cross Biomedical Services. “We are excited to partner once again for this year’s Saving Lives Never Looked So Good campaign and offer a coupon for a free haircut to volunteer blood and platelet donors in appreciation for their lifesaving gift.” Those who come out to give blood or platelets Sept. 1-30 will receive a coupon for a free haircut via email several days after their donation. The coupon is valid through Nov. 6, 2016, at participating Sport Clips locations, and donors must have a valid email address on record to receive the coupon.
“We love our classic logo,” said Sherry Sakovich, Director at DPL. “But it is just that…classic. We want to reintroduce ourselves to our community in a way that reflects the growth and activity of our Library.”
“Decatur Public Library evolves with the needs of the community, but it’s amazing how many people aren’t aware of that,” said Rhonda Bolan, of Community Outreach. “We speak with people all the time who do not know that we have eBooks, let alone downloadable and streaming music.”
The Library needed a new logo to reflect this growth and vibrancy. After working with Red Sage Communications, Inc., Decatur Public Library is excited to unveil the results.
Please join us on Friday, August 19th at 11am in the main area at Decatur Public Library to see the brand new Library logo. The Library is located on the corner of Lee Street and 6th Avenue. All are welcome to this free event. Come and meet your “new” library!
The Veterans of Foreign Wars has ‘two’ wonderful scholarship programs available:
Patriot’s Pen – available to students in grades 6th-8th and
Voice of Democracy – available to students in grades 9th-12th.
I’ve attached information & the requirements on both.
If you’re in the Decatur area & are interested please submit your entry to:
VFW Post 4190
2309 Veterans Drive SE
Decatur, AL 35601
Or call the Post if you have any questions: 256-351-8929