Bethel Softball Player Coordinates Community Blood Drive

Bethel College will host a community blood drive Thursday, Feb. 7 from 10:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Goodman Gymnasium located inside the Wiekamp Athletic Center.

Danielle Reilly (’13) is coordinating this event along with the American Red Cross. Reilly is a member of the Bethel varsity softball team.

"People should donate blood because there are so many sick or injured who are in desperate need. Being Bethel staff and students, I think it's important that we give others a chance at life by donating blood,” says Reilly.

Walk-ins and community members are welcome; just bring a form of identification. For more information, visit

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 2,000 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.