Congratulations to Brookville AMVETS post 1789 and local Girl Scouts Troop 32226 for joining forces on a special Saturday morning blood drive! It was the second year the scouts have volunteered to help with the AMVETS summer blood drive. Their teamwork helped the Aug. 18 blood drive total 73 donors, including 15 first-time donors and 64 donations for 110 percent of the collection goal.
The Community Blood Center Bloodmobile rolled into the post parking lot bright and early, welcomed by AMVETS members working the grills and the Girl Scouts hosting the long tables of special treats in the Donor Café.
“The AMVETS cooked breakfast sandwiches for the donors and the Girl Scouts supplied the cookies,” said CBC’s Melinda Frech. “Great food and of course great cookies! Thanks to the awesome ‘grillers’ Steve Hamiel , Troy Rhoads and Gene Mathews and happy birthday to him! A big thanks goes to Girl Scout leader Biffy Nutter and AMVETS blood drive coordinators Brett Wright.”
The scouts served as blood drive hostesses, inviting donors to choose from a selection of cookies, including chocolate chip, oatmeal smoothies, chocolate chip with pecans, Reese’s Pieces, and sugar cookies.
“Great job to our mother and daughter teams,” said Melinda, who gave special thanks to Alaina and Melissa Hinze, Bella and Margaret Bruns and Lori and Kristin Denlinger.
Perhaps the nicest touch the Girl Scouts added to the blood drive was their show of appreciation to the donors. “They cheered for all the donors as they were finished and getting off of the bus!” said Melinda.