Community blood drive a success

  • Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The community-wide blood drive held at St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church on Sept. 21 was a success.

Thirty-two people signed up to donate; 22 attempted to donate and 12 productive units were collected.

In addition, a few individuals donated weeks earlier as a result of a request from the Red Cross.

In order to improve the bottom line next year, the coordinator of the drive suggested an earlier date for the event, as well as a 9 a.m. start time.

A concerted effort will also be made to diplomatically follow-up and remind several individuals, who attempted to donate blood, to take action where needed. Ongoing efforts to educate residents through the nursing unit in the St. Stephen Baptist Missionary Church will also occur.

The blood drive’s coordinator applauded the professionalism shown by the Red Cross team responsible for carrying out the event. Team members traveled two hours from Myrtle Beach to set up on time.They were organized and effective, and everyone is looking forward to next year’s blood drive.

Special appreciation and commendations also go to Bobby J. Matthews, MSG (Ret.), USAR, Senior Army Instructor at Cross High School for taking on this important endeavor. He is a man on the move, as Cross High School was set to conduct its own blood drive on Oct. 8.

Harvest Celebration

The Day Dawn Baptist Church will celebrate its annual Harvest Program during regular church service on Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. All are invited to support the program.

Canned goods or other produce are welcomed as they will be distributed to the sick and shut-in of the community by the missionary organizations of the church.

Expressions of Sympathy

We send our deepest sympathy to Simeon Middleton on the passing of his loving wife. We wish him to know that we are keeping him and the entire family in our thoughts and prayers.

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday wishes to Jemore’ B. McDowell, David and Donald Barnes, Joseph Jefferson III, Roger Barnes, Margaree Kelly, Trena J. Mack, Christopher Prophet, Jerome Barnes and the late Omega B. Jefferson.

Keeping in Prayer

Viola Middleton, Ruth Williams, Emily Jones, Vanilla Thompson, Lucille Edwards, Ernestine G. Williams, Ernestine M. Williams, Gracie Williams, Annie Wiggins, Lamont Halback, Louise King, Loretta White, Annie Graves, Deloris Montgomery, Dr. Hattie Martin, Noel Smalls, Margie Prioleau, Dorothy Williams, Rufus Smalls, Cousin Alice, Julia Jenkins, Victoria Middleton, Naomi Fashion, Monica Booker, Betty Ravenell, Barbara Manigault, Hazel Crawford, Dorothy Williams, Elder Jeremiah Washington, Annie L. Crawford, Patricia Casey, George Casey, Jr., Mable Dingle, Clausie Williams, Shirley Cleveland and all others that are in need of our care and attention.

Items of Interest

Send items of interest to Yvonne J. Barnes, 1458 Colonel Maham Dr., Pineville, SC 29468. Call (843) 567-4182 or email ybarnes@homesc.com.

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