Published: 4:36 pm, Sun. Aug. 20th, 2017Updated: 4:34 pm
Most of us have, and we can’t always locate the generous stranger(s) to thank them personally. Another way to show our appreciation can be by paying it forward — in other words, by turning around and providing a similar act of kindness and generosity for another person in need.
One way to do this is by donating blood. United Blood Services has a series of blood drives set up in Artesia in the near future, and everyone is invited and encouraged to attend one of them and donate blood. They even have a “Hero In Me” program that rewards repeat donors with gifts! (www.bloodhero.com)
The Artesia General Hospital recently held a blood drive on their premises, and there are several more scheduled around Artesia:
• Aug. 23: 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at HollyFrontier
• Sept. 6: 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Jack Case Community Room at CVE
• Sept. 15: 2-5:30 p.m. at the Commission On Aging
• Sept. 29: 8-11 a.m. at PVT
Donations can also be scheduled by appointment at www.bloodhero.com or by calling 877-827-4376.