FAIRBURY – The Fairbury Rural Fire Department was awarded $750 for the community’s participation in this year’s Nebraska Community Blood Bank Hometown Heroes blood drive campaign. With 65 units collected over the summer, the drives at JCH&L earned Hometown Heroes funds to support the department’s rescue truck.
The rescue truck went out on 27 calls last year, and has already been out on 6 this year, said assistant fire chief Judd Stewart.
Nebraska Community Bloodbank is JCH&L’s blood supplier. The bloodmobile comes to JCH&L’s North Building parking lot 6 times a year. This year’s Hometown Heroes drives will be June 10 and Aug. 5.
Nebraska Community Bloodbank offers Hometown Heroes donation dollars to communities outside Lincoln and Omaha which host blood drives. Awards are allocated based on the total collections combined. Communities can direct up to $1,200 to a charity in their community.
Any community outside Lincoln and Omaha city limits is eligible to participate by hosting a blood drive in support of the Hometown Heroes campaign. There is no limit to the number of blood drives your community can hold. Awards will be allocated based on the total collections combined. • Based on the success of your community’s blood drive(s), you’ll have the opportunity to direct up to $1,200 toward funding a charity in your community. Awards may not be directed to the organization sponsoring the drive, nor used for a general fund. To get started, email us at email@example.com or call 402-486-9414. Or visit NCBB.ORG/HEROES to learn more.
Learn more about our Hometown Heroes campaign at ncbb.org/heroes, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 402-486-9414.