Peabody School Hosts Communitywide Blood Drive,
Monday, February 25, Noon-6pm
Memphis, Tenn. – Across the country, winter snow storms, devastating tornados and seasonal flu outbreaks have impacted blood supplies. Peabody Elementary School, a school devoted to community outreach, is taking action to support citizens in their time of need.
On Monday, February 25, from noon to 6 p.m., Peabody School will host a blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross to support patients in need of blood. During the six-hour blood drive, the Red Cross Blood Donor Coach will be at Peabody School, 2086 Young Avenue, for parents, staff and any eligible community member to donate blood conveniently, right in the heart of the Cooper-Young Historical District.
Students who are members of the Peabody Beta Club will serve as volunteers for the event.
January, Peabody students raised more than $800 for Hurricane Sandy Relief
efforts – the funds were donated to the Red Cross to assist storm
"We teach our students about civic responsibility and helping
those in need of help," said Kongsouly
Jones, principal of Peabody Elementary School. "At our school,
an International Studies theme teaches children about diversity,
responsibility, tolerance and acceptance. Not only is it important to be
academically sharp, it's vital to be responsible people who help others in
need. This is one way we can demonstrate how to be responsible and take
care of our community."
Citizens who wish to sign-up to donate blood on February 25th
may do so online or by phone. To sign up online, visit www.redcross.org and follow
the prompts under "Give Blood." From there, donors will see the Peabody
Elementary School sign-up page where they can enter the code: peabodyelementary.
schedule an appointment by phone, call 1-800-REDCROSS (733-2767).