The Northumberland Chapter of the Red Cross held its Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 29 at Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Heathsville, VA. The chapter thanks St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church for hosting the Drive, as well as the Northumberland Lions Club for hosting the Canteen for us. The gentlemen who prepared the “goodies” were Joel Stubbs, Bob Binsky, Beg Groenwald, Bob Holley, Lee Allain, and Dick Saxer. Red Cross Volunteers were Ron Whitt, Francis Harvey, Eleanor Morris, Marge Himler, Rick Skelton, Will Slaughter, Rich Landon, Garland Dillard and members of the Heathsville and Reedville Masons: Sherry Fisher, Bill Kirby, Julie Pritchard, Dana Nay, Joan Clements and Kitty Creeth.
There were 72 donors who came out to donate, and 62 units of blood were collected. The donors were as follows: Eleanor R. Morris, Marge Himler, Odessa J. Roane, Ron Whitt, Will Slaughter, Rich Landon, Patsy Headley, Andy Kauders, Rick Skelton, Jack V. Luzuriaga, Joe Baker, Tonya L. Creasy, Dolores McMurray, Joan Clements, Susan Lee, Saddie Piggott, Elsie Tomlin, Buddy Sylvia, Robert Brown, Alice Bryant, Patricia Newsome, Lindsey Anderson, Steve Tucker, Nancy Sherwood, Branden Fisher, Sandy Saxer, Miranda Payne, Michael Silagyi, Andy Brazelle, Albert L. Jones, James Poore, Jorge A. Rodriguez, Jamie Collins, Jennifer Straughan, Mallory Revere, Susan Christopher, Chris Bingham, Phil Gates, Gabe Gillette, David Fine, Gregory Johnson, Ruth Cooper, Nancy Burgess, Robert G. Holley, Robert D. Lumsden, Billie Whitt, Gary Yordy, Cathy Rew, Doris Rew, Joshua Nicholson, Gloria Johnson, Gay Posey, Robert E. Nash, Anna Whiting, Martina Whiting, Ellen Wheat, Tom Wheat, Margie Rankin, Jim Rankin, Christopher Watkins, William A. Bracker, Phillip Headley, Deborah Bingham, Laura Peters, Glen Fallin, Jenny Creeth, Gregg Brown, Valerie Conner Groff, Donna O’Bier, Tracey Parker, Thomas Tomlin, and Phillip Smith.
Northumberland County’s next Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 at First Baptist Church on Rt. 201 in Heathsville from noon until 6 pm. Mark your calendars and plan to donate.