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Community flows at blood drive

Community flows at blood drive

December 5th, 2018 by Danisha Hogue in Local News

<p>Democrat photo/Danisha Hogue</p><p>Bonnie Woffrum was one of the first in line to donate at the community blood drive Nov. 29 at St. Paul&#8217;s Lutheran Church.</p>

The community blood drive is a chance for local residents to give back to a good cause. The American Red Cross set up in the basement of St. Paul's Lutheran Church Nov. 29 from 1-6 p.m.

"There's always a blood need" volunteer Leslie Powell said.

More than 20 donors had been to the location just before close. Powell said a steady flow of community members entered the basement to donate.

"It's been great," Powell said. "It's something to help the Red Cross."

The drive fell a few numbers short of its goal to collect 30 units of blood.

Bonnie Woffrum said she almost never misses a chance to donate. She was one of the first to line up that afternoon.

The next drive will be 1-6 p.m. Jan. 30 at the church.