42 donors give the gift of life

Saturday, July 10, 2021

First time donors are Matthew Brubacker and Julie Balmas

A total of 42 people donated blood at the recent American Red Cross blood drive at Countryside Church of Monett.

First time donors included Matthew Brubacker and Julie Balmas.

Those achieving donation milestones included Molly Johnson and Angela Johnson, two gallons; Aaron Johnson, three gallons; Walt Hamer, eight gallons; and Donna Beckett, 25 gallons.

Refreshments of cheese and soda were donated by Schreiber Foods and Price Cutter Supermarket in Monett. Donors also received $5 Amazon gift cards and a Red Cross T-shirt.

Donors included: Julius Abramovitz, Nora Barrientos, David Beckett, Gerald Bounds, Carol Brown, Mabel Brubacker, Mary Brubacker, Pauline Brubacker, Ruth Brubacker, Sarah Brubacker, Walter Brubacker, Roy Cash, Terri Casper, Jeffrey Ceperley, Janea Coker, Cinthia Cole, Michele Cornell, Brenda David, Michel Garman, Howard Gentry, Sara Gripka, Sam Helmkamp, Maxwell Hougham, Molly Johnson, Candi Kimzey, Darren Kimzey, Judy Kitchen, Cynthia Martin, Cheryl Morris, Jeanie Osborn, Paul Renfro, Ken Salago, Brian Smith, Deanna Warren and Juli Wesolek.

The next American Red Cross blood drive will be held Aug. 16, at New Site Baptist Church in Monett.