Northwest Community Action Center’s 2nd Community Care Day, featuring the Red Cross Blood Drive Team, had a goal of donating 24 units of blood from 34 scheduled appointments. The event was coordinated by the Employment and Training team, and was so successful it kept the Donor Team onsite for an extra 2 hours!
What was accomplished: With a goal of 24 units of blood collected as the benchmark, we collected 28.
What that means: The 2nd NCAC Community Care Day helped save up to 84 lives, according to JayAnn Merkle, Donor Recruitment Representative from American Red Cross.
A big THANK YOU to Carlos Olivares, CEO, for his endorsement of the event on First Source, to Ben Soria, NCAC Director, for his encouragement and recruitment efforts; as well as to Safeway in Toppenish for donating beverages.
A special THANK YOU to all who donated blood and/or volunteered!
Ben Soria—NCAC Director (Pictured Here)
Janet Johnson—Employment & Training CJ Case Manager
Annie Norman—Employment & Training MIS and Chocolate Chip Cookie Contributor
Gracie Castillo—Employment & Training CJ Case Manager
Carrie Stone-- Employment & Training CJ Case Manager
Angelica Rodriguez—WIA Youth Case Manager
Jessica Moreno—WIA Youth Case Manager
Armando Reyes—Employment & Training Case Manager
Marcelino Osorio—Employment & Training Coordinator
Reyes Jimenez-- Energy & Weatherization
Jose Marquez-- Energy & Weatherization
Janice Gonzales-- Energy & Weatherization
Janette Hunt—Accounting Assistant
Lisa Schmitt—Readiness to Learn Coordinator
Patrick Budde—Dedicated Donor from Detroit
Nichola Wiley—Bee Smart Energy Educator
Brandie Valadez—Health Promotion Specialist
Luisa Biruetta—Client Services Representative
Eddy Zapien—21st Century Case Manager
Adrian Almanza—SafeHaven Supervisor
Sylvia Arceo—Emergency Housing
Heather Elmore—Education Services Manager
Mike Parry—Career Pathways Mentor
Ric Attaway-IS Service Supervisor
Rosa Ortiz—AmeriCorps Coordinator
Lucia Sandoval—YVFWC Call Center Representative
Eligio and Margarita Sandoval—parents of Lucia Sandoval
Griselda Arias—YVFWC Asst. Asthma Project Coordinator
Maria Benavides—YVFWC Project Coordinator
Debbie Tucker—Administrative Assistant
Cindy Alaniz—Program Operations Administrative Assistant
Maria Herrera—YVFWC Internal Medicine MA
Frank Pelgadillo—Enthusiastic Donor from Toppenish