Long Island Volunteer Center &
Nassau County Firefighters Museum
Sponsor 6th Annual Blood Drive
Create a Comfort Kit for Homeless Veterans Too!
Recognizing September 11th as a
National Day of Service & Remembrance
Hempstead, N.Y. – September 2, 2016, The Long Island Volunteer Center (LIVC) and the Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center are hosting a Blood Drive on Monday, September 12th from 2:00pm to 8:00pm. The Blood Drive will be held at the Nassau County Firefighters Museum in Garden City. LIVC invites Long Islanders to donate blood to pay tribute to 9/11 victims and heroes. Registration is strongly recommended. Publishers Clearing House is adopting the event as a corporate day of service and the LIU Post Long Island Volunteers Service Club is coordinating a service project to create comfort kits for homeless veterans served by Beacon House at the Northport VA. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) reports that one out of every six people in a U.S. homeless shelter is a veteran. The harsh reality is that those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces are 50 percent more likely to fall into homelessness than are other Americans.
The Long Island Volunteer Center’s goal for the blood drive is 50 pints of blood and 100 comfort kits. The Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center is located on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. (along Museum Row) in Garden City.
“There is no more poignant way to remember those lost on 9/11 than by taking action to give the most personal gift of all, a pint of blood that could save up to three lives,” said Diana O’Neill, Executive Director of the Long Island Volunteer Center. Now in its sixth year, LIVC’s blood drive marks the September 11th anniversary supporting our country’s National Day of Service & Remembrance. “There is a constant need for blood donations in our region. Your generosity could make the difference in someone else’s life,” explained Ms. O’Neill.
If you would like to donate blood; you must be at least 17 years old, weigh more than 110 pounds and be in general good health without acquiring tattoos for the past 12 months. Sixteen year olds may donate blood with parental consent. Over the age of 76 requires a doctor’s note.
About the Long Island Volunteer Center:
The LIVC is the resource center for volunteerism and community service initiatives throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties. Established in 1992, LIVC operates year round and its services are provided free of charge. The LIVC collaborates with corporations and community organizations to address the needs of Long Islanders. LIVC is an affiliate of the HandsOn Network since 2008, connecting agencies seeking volunteers with individuals and groups looking for ways to serve their communities. For more information, contact the Long Island Volunteer Center at 516-564-5482 or visit: www.longislandvolunteercenter.org
To schedule an appointment to donate blood, please register at:
For additional information, please contact:
For medical eligibility, please contact:
Long Island Blood Services
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Meadowbrook Parkway to exit M4, follow signs to Museum Row which will put you on Charles Lindbergh Blvd, stay on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. to the second traffic light and turn right into the parking lot.
The N16, N45, and N51 buses stop several blocks from the Museum at Nassau Community College
Taxis available from the following LIRR stations: Garden City, Mineola, and Westbury
If using GPS:
DO NOT use the mailing address, as this will take you to the back of the building. Use 399 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard in Uniondale, NY. Prior to reaching 399 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., you will see the Museum on your right hand side.