Location: Bennington, Rutland, Williston, Berlin, St. Johnsbury, Brattleboro
Website: American Red Cross
Hours Volunteered: 60.00
Date: June 06, 2016
Contributed by: VSECU
From June 6 to July 1, we hosted six blood drives at our branches throughout the state from St. Johnsbury to Bennington. Overall, we collected 132 donations from our employees, members, and the many generous people in our communities. With each donation potentially saving three lives, we’ve impacted 396 lives with the statewide effort.
“I gave blood for the first time at a VSECU blood drive early last year, and have been trying to donate every two months since then. I had always wanted to give blood but never took the opportunity to do so. Now I’ve reached one gallon donated through eight donations,” said Nashoba Hidaka, a technical support specialist for VSECU. “I am happy to donate to give back to people in need. It’s nice to know I am helping someone.”