Thank you to all of those who participated in the Virginia Blood Services St Bridget Blood Drive on May 6th sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 5476. This is one of approximately four blood drives we host throughout the year at St Bridget.
“The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is!” (Unknown) What we do through the life-saving gift of donating our blood has a profound positive impact on countless lives. While we give of ourselves not knowing our recipients, we know these donations make new beginnings for people in need.
The act of donating blood is one of the most selfless, anonymous acts of kindness there is, to which the benefit cannot truly be measured. It is in fact one of the most Christ-like deeds we can offer in love of our fellow man; blood donation is positive, impactful, selfless, gracious, merciful and life-saving. Of course not everyone can give, but I hope we can rely on the men in our Council to support the culture of participation for the Blood Drive going forward. We need everyone’s help in order to grow the number of participants from our parish.
Please recognize the following St Bridget parishioners for their generous donations on May 6th, 2018:
- Beverly C. Bernardin
- *Ronald J. Campbell
- Mary Ellen Colangelo
- James M. Duke
- Thomas A. Gill
- *Gene Kastleberg
- *Philip F. Koren
- *Gary D. Liput
- *Samuel G. Liput
- Jennifer M. McLemore
- *Ronald F. Paquette
- *John N. VanderSyde
- Eric J. Yost
- Lisa C Yost
*Members of Knights of Columbus Monsignor Frances J Byrne Council 5476
The next blood drive will take place on August 12th. Please contact me if you have any questions about the Blood Drive.
Have a wonderful Mother’s Day Weekend!
Yours truly, JohnVanderSyde
Council 5476 Communications Director