Oftentimes would-be volunteers just do not have much time to give back to their community. Between job responsibilities and family obligations, it's difficult to squeeze in even one more activity. Fortunately there's an easy way for you to make a great impact - a way that takes very little time and even less effort. In fact, you get to just kick back, relax, and save people's lives. How? By donating blood!
So where should you go to donate blood? Vitalant! The Tupelo office is located at 4326 South Eason Blvd. (on the hill). They also have bloodmobiles that may just be making a stop near you. In fact, if you host a blood drive, you can make certain that the folks in your area have an easy opportunity to donate. Speaking of blood drives, Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford hosts a blood drive on the first Monday of every month from 1:00-4:00. The total time from check-in to check-out is about an hour (although the actual blood donation portion of your visit is only about 10 minutes). Why not stop in and make a huge difference in someone's life?
If you'd like to read some stories from people who are especially thankful for blood donations, click here.
To schedule an appointment to donate, call 877-258-4825 or go to bloodhero.com.
FEATURED VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
The St. Jude Dream Home needs volunteers to assist with Open House. The home will be open each Saturday and Sunday in August, starting August 3 and going through August 25. Open house hours are 9:00-5:00 on Saturdays and 12:00-5:00 on Sundays. Shifts on Saturdays will be 2 hours each, and on Sundays shifts are 2 and half hours each. The home is located at 2555 Jasmine Court in Springlake subdivision in Tupelo. Click here to volunteer.
S.A.F.E. is looking for volunteers who can assist with facility maintenance. They need people who can do powerwashing, painting, and landscaping. This is an excellent opportunity for a corporate team, faith-based organization, or civic group to step in and make a big impact. Click here to volunteer.
The West Itawamba Food Pantry needs volunteers on the third Saturday of each month from 8:00-10:00 am to distribute boxes of food. On the Thursday night prior to distribution day, they need volunteers to pack the food boxes from 6:30-7:30 pm to have them ready for distribution. You can sign up as an individual or as a team, and you can choose as many days as you wish.
The Monroe County Children's Vision Center has a unique need for a volunteer. They are looking for someone to serve on their board of directors. Because this board member will serve as the treasurer, he or she needs to have knowledge of QuickBooks and live in or near Aberdeen. For more information, visit their webpage at seesmart.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.