Need for blood donation desperate

Kym Steffes, sales representative with The Rockford Squire newspaper, takes time out of her day to make a real difference in a stranger’s life—donating blood. Over 100 people took the time to donate—a good turnout.

Local sites offer plenty of options  Julie Buehler of Our Lady of Consolation Church (OLC) and School, said Michigan Blood donates $10 to the school’s youth program for every person who attempts to donate blood at the twice-annual blood drives there. This year, a larger-than-normal shortage in blood caused the organization to add another drive. […]

Heart of Belmont celebration rings true to name

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“This is a great community event and a way for our businesses to give back to the community,” said Erin Wallace of Snap Fitness, located in the heart of Belmont business district at Belmont Center Drive. The first Heart of Belmont celebration proved that the business community in Belmont cares tremendously about serving their neighbors […]

Heart of Belmont a family, life celebration

Organizers of a new family fun event and blood drive taking place in Belmont are (front row, l–r) Erin Wallace of Snap Fitness, Amanda McGrail of Amanda McGrail Salon, Suzanne Walters of the Blast Factory; (back row) Lyn Swindell of Belmont Grocery, Tony Griffin of B.C. Pizza, and Megan Rich of Wolverine World Wide Family YMCA. They all invite you to their party!

Blood drive, free activities highlight many merchants  by BETH ALTENA “Remember when I said to expect this group to do big things in the community? This is one of those big things,” said Tony Griffin, owner of BC Pizza in Belmont, referring to his great expectations of the Belmont business community, which he believes is […]

Despite storm threat, residents donate blood

Rockford-area residents defied incoming foul weather to donate blood at the Rockford Community Cabin on Monday, Jan. 31. According to Melissa Meitz, donor relations specialist, 60 people signed in and 49 units of blood were donated. This is the equivalent of 147 lives saved. Three residents were first time donors. Meitz reported that many people […]

Rockford donors reach milestones

Bill allows 16-year-olds to give blood  Melissa Meitz, Donor Relations Specialist for Michigan Blood, recently announced the results of the blood drive held Monday, Jan. 3, at the Rockford Community Cabin. “It was a great start to 2011,” Meitz reported. She said 67 people signed in and donated a total of 57 units of blood. This […]