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Success with the St. Bridget Blood Drive March 3, 2013!

Thanks to all who assisted in saving lives this weekend by donating to Virginia Blood Services.

We don’t always get to see how our love, prayers and devotion to God touch the lives of others. And although it is somewhat anonymous, through the generosity of blood donation we can witness a very real and material way to touch the lives of those who need blood in order to survive surgery or some other tragic ordeal in their lives. Those who participate in this effort make a very real difference in the lives of others.

Thanks to the Knight’s Council 5476 for helping to sponsor this event!

 The Following is from Virginia Blood Services:

Good morning!!  Thank you all for the blood drive yesterday!  We registered 17 people and brought back 18 units (one person gave a double – thanks John V!).   The 18 units collected can help as many as 54 lives in central Virginia.  Please let me know any feedback you may have for us.

The next blood drive is scheduled for June 30th. The list of donors is below: 

RANDY BOYD
LUIS CHACON
JUDITH DANNENHOFFER
CARLA DAVENPORT
ELLEN DERRY
JOHN DERRY
WALTER DILLARD
THOMAS GILL
THOMAS HOFFMAN
STEPHANIE KATHERINE
MARGARET KLUCK
WILLIAM MURPHY
JOY OGRADY
KEVIN STENGEL
MAUREEN STENGEL
ANN VANDERSYDE
JOHN VANDERSYDE

 Have a great week!!

 Christine Homan, Account Manager

Commonwealth Catholic Charities Food Drive – SBCC Update

Commonwealth Catholic Charities Food Drive  

Thank you Knights of Council 5476!

Your food donation in January of 110 grocery bags was a blessing in helping to feed our needy neighbors who are struggling to keep their families fed.  To have to make a choice to either pay their heating bill or buy groceries is a  decision no one should have to make. You have helped needy families get beyond that choice!

Our next food drive will be the weekend of March 9th and 10th. Volunteers and the Knights of Columbus will be handing out empty grocery bags after all masses.  Please do not pass them by.  

Your donation of food  means so much to those less fortunate than ourselves.   Thank you for your continued support of this ministry.

Success with the St. Bridget Blood Drive!!!

Record Holiday Weekend Blood Drive

    I just want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of you for your help in the blood drive yesterday!  We had one of our best turnouts yet and it was a holiday weekend!  We brought back 25 units!  That can help as many as 75 lives in central Virginia!

 Thanks again for all that you do and I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Christine Homan
Account Manager
Address: 2825 Emerywood Parkway | Richmond, VA 23294
Tel:  804.213.4218
Cell: 804.432.3732
Fax:  804.359.2294
Email: choman@vablood.org

In Service to Others

Little Sisters of the Poor Project

On Wednesday September 5th Brother Dale Matanic for Council 5476 planned and organized a furniture move to assist the Little Sisters of the Poor in Richmond, VA. This trip was to secure furniture donated to LSoP in order to support their upcoming thrift store project – Thrifty-Sisters. It was an excellent service project, about which Brother VanderSyde wrote, “I didn’t get a chance yesterday to thank you for organizing and planning the furniture move for LSoP on Wednesday. Thank you for including me too; it was a pleasure to be able to assist such a worthy cause. It helps remind me of the importance of service to others, and the long road to improving oneself through service to God and his children. God bless you!

Thanks Dale for all your good works!