With so many wildfires burning throughout the Pacific northwest, many brave men and women are working long hours in dangerous situations. The drought conditions are hampering their valiant efforts to protect our lands, homes and property.
To support these hard-working people Lane Blood Center is initiating 2 projects:
- We are collecting food items for the firefighters. The specific items requested are high-protein snacks such as trail mix, energy bars, dried fruit and jerky. Hygienic wipes are also needed. There is a collection bin in our donor center lobby, and we will also accept items at mobile drives.
- For every unit of blood donated during the month of August, Lane Blood center will contribute $1 to the Wildland Firefighters Foundation. This non-profit organization supports the families of firefighters who have been injured or killed on the job.
We invite everyone to show their appreciation and gratitude to the firefighters by participating in these projects.