drive is a success
According to several of the Red Cross employees; “Cottonwood is one of our favorite places to come; the donors and the volunteers are all so friendly, the lunch that is provided is wonderful and of course the maple bars are pretty good too.” This is a comment that co-chairmen; Brenda Kaschmitter and Cheri Holthaus hear over and over. “We do feel very fortunate to have such great donors and volunteers who are willing to donate and or volunteer for each of our drives; we are truly blessed to live in an area that supports this drive so completely.”
“The success of our blood drives depend largely upon our volunteers,” said Cheri Holthaus. “Without them the blood drives would not be able to take place. We would like to thank VFW Post 4902, US Bank employees, Marlene Jungert, Anna Gerhing, Delores VonBargen, Audrey Uhlenkott, Sally Terhaar and Marilyn Schmidt for everything they do which includes making the lunch for the volunteers, making phone calls, checking in donors, keeping donors organized, preparing and serving the famous maple bars and juice. We would also like to give a special thanks to the HOSA students who help us tremendously by either setting up, tearing down or escorting the donors; Ashley Shumway, Seth Guyer, Joshwa Zigler, Demetria Riener, Joshua Roeper, Sheri Schumacher, Kayla Johnson, Amanda Stinson, Chelsea Geis, and Brock Heath. We would also like to thank their advisor, Sheri Daly for organizing the students.” Brenda and Cheri agree that a big thank you also has to go out to all of those in the community who roll up their sleeves and donate time after time.
We would like to acknowledge those donors who received milestone pins; 1 gallon pins were given out to Russell Matson, Kathy Frei and Angie Ahlers. Bill Farmer received a 4 gallon pin, Lisa Nightingale received a 7 gallon pin, Joe Didier an 11 gallon pin and Jeanette Kelley received a 13 gallon pin. Rod Behler, Laurine Nightingale and Bud Uhling received a “thank you” t-shirt for donating 50 times. A very special thank you to these folks for their continued dedication to donate.
“Between the blood drive which was held at the high school last month and our May blood drive over 100 units of blood were donated; which is pretty amazing for a community our size,” commented Brenda Kaschmitter.
“We hope to see all our past donors as well as some new donors at our next blood drive which will be on July 20th,” said Holthaus. “If you would like to make an appointment please feel free to contact either myself or Brenda Kaschmitter at 962-3251.