Bethel Athletes Coordinate Community Blood Drive

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

Senior Danielle Reilly is coordinating this event along with the American Red Cross and her teammates. Reilly is a member of the Bethel varsity softball team.

"[You] should give blood because it is an awesome opportunity to be a hero. Each pint of blood saves up to three lives,” says Reilly.

Walk-ins are welcome; just bring a form of identification. For more information, call 1.800.REDCROSS or visit You can also sign up online using the sponsor code “pilots” to schedule your blood donation appointment.

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.