The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive Tuesday, September 11, from noon to 6:00 p.m. in the family fellowship center of the First Baptist Church of Commerce. In recognition of the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, the Red Cross will also honor police and fire officials.
The church is located at 1345 South Broad Street, Commerce.
Chick-fil-A will provide lunch for local police officers, sheriff's deputies and firemen, according to Janet Jarrett, donor recruitment account manager for the Red Cross. The Commerce Fire Department will have a truck on site for kids to view, donors will be given the opportunity to sign cards honoring public safety employees, and a big cake will be served in their honor.
The Red Cross provides blood services to local hospitals, including Northridge Medical Center and the Athens, Gainesville and Atlanta area hospitals. Most people who weigh 110 pounds or more are eligible to give blood.
Participants will receive a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A sandwich at the Banks Crossing restaurant.