The American Red Cross of Northern New York will host a blood drive in the memory of community activist Mary Macsherry from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the Red Cross office, 203 N. Hamilton St., Watertown.
Macsherry, who died Dec. 10 at the age of 94, and her husband, Richard Macsherry, were involved in many philanthropic community activities. Mary was a volunteer at Samaritan Keep Nursing Home and Meals on Wheels, a member of the Samaritan Medical Center Auxiliary and P.E.O. Sisterhood, and founder of the Macsherry Library in Alexandria Bay.
A third generation resident of the 1000 Islands, Macsherry was a communicant of both Trinity Episcopal Church and The Church of St. Lawrence for more than 50 years and served on the Altar Guild at both churches.
“Mary was such a kind, generous person who gave back to our community in so many ways,” said Jane Gendron, Community Executive of the American Red Cross of Northern New York. “We’re proud to host a blood drive in her memory because giving blood is the ultimate way of giving back and saving lives in our community.”
The Red Cross is urging all eligible donors to help keep the blood supply strong this summer by making an appointment to donate blood today. Your blood donation can help save the life of a real person in our community. Blood is an essential component for patient care in area hospitals, and the only source of blood is a healthy, volunteer blood donor.
All presenting donors during the month of August will be entered to win one of 12 HD tablets, courtesy of Best Buy*. Walk-ins are always welcome, but donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment in advance by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or by visiting redcrossblood.org.