HOPKINSVILLE (10/18/13) — Every year, the Tennessee Valley Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross works with thousands of volunteers to help save lives. Recently, several Hopkinsville volunteers were selected to be honored as true “Hometown Heroes”. Winners were honored with a luncheon and awards ceremony, Tuesday, Oct. 8.
This year, Hopkinsville High School received the award for Sponsor Partnership Award. Major Keith Haas and the members of the ROTC program at Hopkinsville High School were honored for their outstanding contributions to the American Red Cross. Shown are Red Cross Board Chairman Matt Holt, ROTC Cadet Leader Loan Nguyen, ROTC Cadet Leader Colton Johnson, Hass, Red Cross CEO Tim Ryerson.
Hopkinsville High School began holding blood drives with the Red Cross in May 2011, and have committed to holding two blood drives a year. Their partnership has made a major impact on the community. Hopkinsville High has collected 353 units of life-saving blood since May 2011.
Information provided by American Red Cross
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