MERCERVILLE — South Gallia students and faculty participated in the Leo’s Club second blood drive on Thursday.
The goal for units of blood collected during the day was 22, but generosity surpassed it with a total of 28 units donated.
“Our club exists to help the community and help develop a sense of community service in people at a young age” said Jeff Fowler, coordinator for Leo at South Gallia. The organization has been there for two years now, with a total of 25 members on the roster. This year they have tackled projects such as blood drives, wrapping Christmas presents with the Lion’s Club, the special Olympics, and raising money for a new sign and outdoor furniture at the school.
“Our goal is to leave things better than how we found them” stated Fowler. “We still have a ways to go for the sign, but we hope to get there soon.”
The future holds exciting new ways for Leo’s to improve the community. Work is being done for them to help with the veterans in several ways. They will continue to grow and carry on the current list of events and community improvement.
The Leo Club actually receives a certain dollar amount from the Red Cross for each unit of donated blood, which is then given out to a Leo member as a scholarship based on their leadership and community service – plenty of reason for the public to attend the next blood drive at their nearest school.
For more information about donating blood through the Red Cross, visit redcross.org. To learn more about the Leo Club, call South Gallia High School and speak with Mr. Fowler at 740-256-1054.
Reach Morgan McKinniss at 740-446-2342 ext 2108.