Letter to the Editor

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thanks for helping save lives

To the Editor:

The following individuals registered to donate at the Aug. 21 Alta Community Blood Drive. Special recognition to Susan Krueger and Christopher Hogge, who reached 3 gallons in their donation efforts!

The following HEROES registered to donate blood at Alta Community Blood Drive: Amanda Ballou, Lindsay Brechwald, Ronald Chapman, Morgan Davis, Florence Dodd, Matthew Fordyce, Cary Friedrich, Todd Friedrich, Greg Galvin, Barry Hahn, Christopher Hogge, Marilyn Huseman, Bruce Johnson, Michael Kaufman, Don Krueger, Susan Krueger, Jerri Louis, Fred Maharry, Grethchen Miller, Terra Miller, Neil Patten, David Patton, Avelino Perez, Shirley Peterson, Kevin Pingel, David Schmitz, Ronert Schnetter, Donnabelle Sievert, Jason Timmerman, Kerry Van Houten, Kerwin Van Houten, Angela Wadsley, Patricia Wall, Dennis Weber, Steven White.

The Siouxland Community Blood Bank thanks you on behalf of your local hospital, and the patients whose lives are being saved by your generous life-saving contributions!

Siouxland Community Blood Bank

Iowa Hospice training to be held at Summit Church

Training opportunity is coming at the Summit Evangelical Free Church, 1000 S. Main. Men and women who would like to learn more about Hospice and have an interest in helping others are encouraged to enroll. Volunteers are needed in the northern Buena Vista County (Sioux Rapids and surrounding area.)

Training times:

* Monday, Sept. 8 - 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

* Wednesday, Sept. 10 - 1 p.m.

The training is free of charge. Registrations are appreciated.

Those completing the training will be eligible to serve as a volunteer; however, participants are under no obligation to do so. those completing all sessions will receive a certificate of completion.

The training program for Iowa Hospice volunteers is planned to provide a background of information that will help the individual to better understand how to assist a person with life limiting illnesses.

There is a variety of volunteer opportunities form patient care to office assistance. Volunteer activities are flexible and involvement can be tailored to fit each volunteer's schedule. Volunteers can choose what type of assignments, when they are able to give of their time and how often they are available.

For more information and/or to register contact Janna Erickson, call Iowa Hospice at 712-336-2941 or email ericksonj @iowahospice.com

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