MIAMI VALLEY — The Central Ohio Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross named Betty Hunt “March 2017 Volunteer of the Month.” Hunt, a resident of Bellefontaine, received the distinguished departmental award for her outstanding and longtime service as a biomedical volunteer with the Northern Miami Valley Ohio Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Hunt serves as the blood drive coordinator for the Bellefontaine First United Methodist Church, and works as a Donor Ambassadors for several blood drives throughout Logan County. She has become the county’s “go to” person, said account manager Peter Checkie, and has even expanded the county’s blood collection totals by identifying leads for new blood drives in the territory. It’s impossible to calculate the number of lives she has impacted through her volunteer work, says Checkie.
If you would like to join the Red Cross in honoring Betty and her continued dedication to the community, consider hosting a “Sleeves Up” event. No blood mobile or space is needed. Simply create your campaign online, and send an invitation to your friends and family members from around the country to join you in donating blood and saving lives.
”It’s an incredible way to save lives”, says Executive Director Lynne Gump, “even if you can’t give blood yourself, you can encourage your friends and family!”
In three easy steps you can customize your online campaign and you can share it with everyone. Send an email to your contacts that includes your dedicated campaign URL, or share it on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. You’ll be notified as people pledge to give on your behalf, so you can also come back and update your page at any time to say thanks.
About the American Red Cross: The Northern Miami Valley Ohio Chapter of the American Red Cross has taught lifesaving skills, and provided disaster prevention, relief and recovery services to the Northern Miami Valley since 1917. For more information, please visit RedCross.org/NMVO or follow us on Twitter at @NMVORedCross or on Facebook at Facebook.com/ American-Red-Cross-Northern-Miami-Valley-Ohio.