With the mind to save lives, the Church of God in Charlotte offered love from their hearts and blood from their veins. Church members participated of the 695th Worldwide Blood Drive to Give Life Through the Love of the Passover. The donors from the Church of God came together as one cohesive unit to aid those in need of life-saving blood.

Typically, blood donations decrease during the warmer months, which causes a greater need for blood. Recognizing the great need for blood at this time, members gathered together on a clear Sunday morning. Preparing for the event, they anticipated the arrival of the Mobile Blood Donation vehicle from the Community Blood Center. The members were excited to roll up their sleeves to donate. And everyone had bright smiles on their faces. Moreover, even the fear of being poked with a needle diminished as the members yearned to help save lives.

“Wow, this is just great,” said Chris, an employee from the Community Blood Center. “We would like to thank you guys for hosting this event.”

The volunteers prepared weeks in advance for the event, inviting co-workers, neighbors and friends to give blood. As a result, the turnout was fantastic. The Mobile Blood Donation vehicle seemed to always be overflowing with donors anxious to give their blood.

“This isn’t just a day to donate blood, this is a day when many lives will be saved,” said one of the blood donors. “A day is just another day for some people, but for other people, a day is the renewal of their life, so I just want to do my part in helping to renew that life!” said another Church member and donor.

“You guys are international right? You do a lot of community service activities! This is awesome,” said Liliana Burdette, one of the donation recruiters from the Community Blood Center. “I often participate in community service activities on my own when I’m not working with the Community Blood Center so I would love to join you guys in the future when you carry out other activities for the community.”

Thankfully, the World Mission Society Church of God garnered enough blood donations to save more than 80 lives. Meanwhile, the members of the Church of God in Charlotte were overjoyed to be a part of the 695th Worldwide Blood Drive to Give Life Through the Love of the Passover. To participate in any of our future blood drives or any other activities please feel free to contact us.