The American Red Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region presented the Millburn-Short Hills community with an Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of successful blood drives held during 2012 and previous years.
The success of the area blood drives is attributed to amazing donors who contribute loyally and to the dedication of the Red Cross Blood Services volunteers.
The Red Cross thanks the community and volunteer blood drive co-chairs Ed Borneman, Jack Clemence and Peggy Arnold (pictured L-R) for their continuous efforts to make each Millburn Library blood drive a success!
About the American Red Cross North Jersey Region:
The American Red Cross North Jersey Region provides programs and services throughout the counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren, with a combined population of 5.7 million. The region trains and mobilizes 4,500 volunteers who support the delivery of services in the community. Last year, the Red Cross North Jersey Region responded to 419 local disasters, helping 929 families displaced by home fires; educated more than 15,000 community members about disaster preparedness; collected more than 28,500 units of blood through blood drives and Red Cross Blood Donation Centers; helped 844 military families send emergency messages, receive financial assistance, and get counseling and referrals; assisted 870 military members and their families facing deployment on how to access our services anywhere in the world; and trained 143,344 individuals with lifesaving skills in CPR, AED use, first aid and aquatics. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.