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Community blood drive was a great success

Posted on behalf of the Director of Pastoral Care

Our New Year Community Blood Drive was a tremendous success. Not only did the people of St. Stephen’s step forward to answer the Red Cross’ urgent appeal for more donors, the Red Cross Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region team sent to collect your donations did absolutely brilliantly.

On Tuesday, January 10th, the day after the drive, Mr. A. Ray Charles, the Red Cross District Manager, sent me the following message: “Ann, congratulations!!! You collected a whopping 122% of goal. On a goal of 23, we registered 30 donors yesterday and left with 28 productive units.

“Words cannot express our gratitude for how you have masterfully stepped up to the plate during this time of critical shortage for the Red Cross.”

The message might have been addressed to me, but it was you folks who did “the heavy lifting.” It was a magnificent effort from our small parish. Neither I, nor the Red Cross, can thank you enough.

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