The PWCI Activities
Committee has coordinated blood drives during industry conferences. We find this to be a much needed and popular event
- a way to give back to the community. We held a successful event for the DCS Conference in San Diego, CA a few years
ago. If you are attending an event and would like to PWCI to help coordinate another blood drive, please contact
Paula Fox (email@example.com).
What a great event. The Blood Drive was a huge success. We potentially saved over 120 lives.
We had 40 pints of blood donated by the time the event concluded. We owe a great deal of thanks to the sponsors. Judy and
Dennis Hammond with Debt Connection Symposium, Janice Boyd with PRS, Tami Birner with FMA Alliance, and Roxanne Bartley with
Bartley Ventures, without their support the drive never would have happened.
Red Cross continues to need our support. Blood levels are at a critical stage. Hosting a blood drive is not as difficult as
you would think. Contact your local Red Cross and they can either pull up an RV and take donations or set up a donation station
within your call center or office building. The Red Cross can even set up a scheduling system so that you can be better prepared
to move folks through the process as efficiently as possible. It generally takes between 35 and 40 minutes per person.
I don't know if you or a family member has ever needed blood
but it would be devastating if there wasn't any available to save a loved one's life.
had several first timers who had never given blood before and not one of them had an adverse reaction. Most indicated it was
no big deal and would give again. If you are a donor already thank you and please give often. If you have never been one take
a friend or a family member and go to a local donor facility and try it. It really does make you feel good. The life you save
may be your own
|Some Members in New Orleans
Beacon of Hope New Orleans NCCR 2008
Our vision statement
calls for us to make a difference for our families, companies and communities.
In March 2008, a non-profit group called Beacon of Hope received 24 volunteer hours from our network. Twelve
members spent hours planting trees in the areas impacted by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Way to give back!