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A.C.O. blood drive exceeds goal

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 18th, 2014

AMBOY – The goal was exceeded. A very successful American Red Cross Blood Drive sponsored by the A.C.O., with Darlene Hinkle and Shelia Garcia, as co-chairmen, was held on Jan. 28 despite the sub-zero weather.

Eighty plus people braved the weather to give of themselves for others less fortunate. The donations topped off at 77 when the goal was 64 pints. Since each pint benefits three people, donors helped 231 people in need. The staff braved the weather because of the critical need for much needed blood.

The donors are as follows: Mike Anderson, Vicki Appleman, Donna Bachman, Darlene Bernhardt, Diane Blaine, Liz Bontz, Bill Burke, Billie Child, Steve Conderman, Dawn Conway, Les Cook, Jerry Corcoran, Margaret Crema, Ashley DeArmit, Tammy Delisle, Brett Dewey, Karen Didier, Peg Duffy, Sue Duffy, Desa Echelbarger, Dylan Ehler, Tina Eller, Carol Ely, Dylan Eisenberg, Margaret Fleming, Sheila Garcia, Cheryl Garland, Susan Gomez, Jesse Haenitsch, Barb Harrison, Patricia Harting, Laura Hubbell, Karen Jones, Nancy Kelly, Richard Kelly, Terry Kelly, Alexandra Klein, Brandon Klein, Christine Klein, Dennis Klein, Doug Klein, Ed Klein, Gerald Klein, Tyler Klein, Frank LaChat Jr., Sandy Mahar, Nancy Mathieu, Mike McCracken, Frank Mekeel, Karen Metzen, Don Meyer, Jack Meyers, Leslie Motter,Virginia Morris, Cheryl Nauman, Dave Nauman, Gaylene Noble, Marcia O’Connell, Pete O’Rourke, Megan Parker, Delores Parton, Sam Paschall, Cynthia Payne, Pam Payne, Larry Piper, Nicole Powers, James Rogers, Mathew Rood, Natalyn Rood, Pete Rood, Sumila Ryan, Cathy Schultz, Mike Setters, Colton Shaw, Dylan Stevens, Staci Stewart, Daryl Stuckemeyer, Carol Vaessen, Sarah Wittenauer, Ed Wolter, Marcci Zimmerly. Those that brought food: Pat Burke, Carol Ely, Shirley Harrison, Lavina Marschang, Kathy McLaughlin, Donna Wellman, and Shirley Yentzer. Thanks to our workers: Marilyn Braida, Mary Dickinson, Carol Ely, Shelia Garcia, Marjorie Guenzler, Darlene Hinkle, Jane Lovgren, Mallory Powers, Shirley Yentzer. Les Cook helped load the trucks and entertain the staff and city workers set up the room. A group effort helped to make the event very successful.

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