Bethel Athletes Coordinate Second Community Blood Drive

Bethel College will host its second community blood drive Thursday, Dec. 2, from 10:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Goodman Gymnasium.

Jon Rogers (’12) and Danielle Reilly (’13) are coordinating this event. Reilly is a member of the Bethel softball team, while Rogers is a member of the soccer team. The two students were recommended by athletic directors and coaches, and then selected as this year’s program representatives for Bethel College at the Red Cross/NAIA Collegiate Leadership Program. Rogers also spent two weeks this past summer in leadership training at the American Red Cross National Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Bethel College will host its second community blood drive Thursday, Dec. 2, from 10:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Goodman Gymnasium.

“I am so excited to have such a significant role in the blood drive this year! The Red Cross has blessed Jon and me with a great opportunity to help save lives. I love people, and knowing that I am doing something that will help others is a tremendous feeling,” says Reilly.

Donor recruitment representative for the American Red Cross, Cameron Branock (’09) adds that if you have any questions about blood donation, the process or what it does for patients — visit the website or share your story on Facebook. Search for American Red Cross blood donors and join the conversation online.

To schedule a blood donation appointment, call 1.800.REDCROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code “pilots.”

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.