- Published on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 17:32
- Written by Super User
Masonic Brother Ed Jones of Carolina Beach donates his life saving blood with a smile.
Federal Point Masonic Lodge # 753 sponsored their annual winter blood drive on February 24th, 2014. The lodge is located on the corner of Harper and Fifth Street in Carolina Beach. Thanks to the brothers of the lodge and local community for their support. This blood drive exceeded our expectations and goals for units of productive blood collected. Our last blood drive resulted with 21 units of blood collected by the American Red Cross Blood Drive staff. There were 26 units of blood collected at this drive which exceeded the set goal of 23 units. According to the Red Cross, these collected units of blood will provide assistance for more than 90 individuals in need. The blood drive started at 1 p.m. and was scheduled to end at 5 p.m. The Red Cross nurses did not finish with the last donor until past 6:30 p.m. Though they were exhausted at the end of the drive with non-stop donors present all day, they were also very excited with the turnout.
The Masons of Federal Point Lodge #753 want to thank, first of all, the citizens of Carolina and Kure Beach and New Hanover County for taking time out of their day to donate the gift of life for someone in need. We also greatly appreciate the support given by the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce staff, and the lodge brothers and their spouses. If I have forgotten anyone, rest assured that your effort was appreciated and contributed to this successful event.
The lodge will continue to sponsor blood drives for the Pleasure Island community and their neighbors. Out next Blood Drive will be scheduled sometime towards the end of July. Notifications will be sent out and we look forward to this continued support.
Attached are two pictures of donors who gave their time to help people in need.