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2018 United Way Day of Action – Be A Hero on June 16

June 13, 2018
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The 2018 United Way Day of Action, asks volunteers to "Be Hero! Donate Blood!" on Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee, in partnership with Lee Health Blood Center will hold a blood drive at the United Way Main Campus, 7273 Concourse Drive, Fort Myers.

There are special incentives for this event such as free United Way Day of Action T-shirts, students receive a volunteer hour credit for school, free food and door prizes. O'Donnell Landscapes, Inc. has made the incentives possible through a generous sponsorship.

A second location in Cape Coral will also be taking blood donations at the Winn Dixie parking lot at 1016 Cape Coral Parkway East. Volunteer heroes can obtain more information and make an appointment by visiting: UnitedWayLee.org/DayOfAction .

Summer is a time when there are fewer new blood donors available, therefore, the June 16 Day of Action is a key time to help improve the blood supply. Typically the number of new donors declines by more than 30 percent during the summer months, but the need for blood does not change. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood and a single pint of blood can help save the lives of several people.

To donate blood you must:

- Weight at least 115 pounds,

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- Be at least 17 years old, or 16 with parental consent,

- Provide a photo ID, if you are a new donor.

Be A Hero! Sign up today at UnitedWayLee.org/Day of Action! Reserving your spot guarantees your donation will be fast!

United Way Day of Action is an annual June event for United Ways across the country. It is a strategic volunteer program created to help advance the common good on issues of health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.

The United Way's Day of Action is organized by the United Way Volunteer Center. The United Way Volunteer Center also organizes Days of Caring, a year-round program, which matches businesses' desire to help with the needs of the community. Many local groups and companies have participated such as Comcast, Lee Health, Publix, and Wells Fargo.

The United Way Volunteer Center connects individuals and companies to volunteer opportunities throughout our community. You can reach the United Way Volunteer Center by calling (239) 433-7567, or by visiting the United Way website at www.UnitedWayLee.org/Volunteer.

 
 

 

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