The Red Cross came on April 18th, to the Pasco Stake Center for a blood drive. 27 were able to give blood which is very much needed. We will also be having a blood drive this Fall sometime. We learned that we will be sure and beef up on iron :) At least 10 were denied mostly due to anemic.
As the blood drive was going, 50 women/young women gathered at the stake center on April 18th, toting sewing machines and irons/boards to help out a stake sister in her efforts to make 'Warrior Neck Coolers' for our deployed women and men serving in the military. The atmosphere was fun and energetic which made for a very pleasant Saturday.
LaNaya committed to making 900 neck coolers by the end of May, with all supplies donated by OTY. 2nd ward had made 300 and on Saturday, the volunteers were able to complete 300 more on the 18th, and a lot of sisters took close to 270 home to complete. LaNaya is so very appreciative to all that came to support her and the humanitarian organization. Cards were filled out as well for the military. A beautiful quilt that Pat Green had made was tied as well in the gym.
Thank you all so very much for coming out on a beautiful, sunny, Saturday morning. That was a sacrifice :)
Love you all,