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Support Red Cross 9/11 Day

on Tuesday, 06 September 2016. Posted in News, Local News

The American Red Cross supports 9/11 Day by offering the community an opportunity to honor those who lost their lives and the heroes who responded following the tragic events of Sept. 11. Two ways to participate in 9/11 Day are to volunteer or donate blood or platelets with the Red Cross and help ensure blood is available for patients in need. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Each year tens of millions of Americans and people around the world observe the anniversary of 9/11 by performing good deeds that help people and communities in need.

9/11 Day was launched in 2002 as an annual day of service to honor the victims and heroes of Sept. 11. Since then, the observance has evolved into the largest annual day of charitable engagement in the U.S. and was designated as a National Day of Service and Remembrance by the U.S. Congress in 2009. Those who would like to observe 9/11 Day by donating blood or platelets are encouraged to make an appointment to give at one of the following Florence locations

Sept. 6-16: 9/7: 11 a.m - 4 p.m., ACS Technology, 180 North Dunbarton Drive

9/8: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Vulcraft, 1501 W. Darlington St.

9/8: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Central United Methodist Church, 225 West Cheves St.

9/9: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Methodist Manor, 2100 Twin Church Road

9/13: 8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., South Florence High School, 3200 South Irby St.

9/15: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Magnolia Mall, 2701 David McLeod Blvd.

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