July 1, 2014

Public Safety Agencies, Red Cross Host Annual Blood/Food Drive

County Public Safety agencies – Police, Sheriff’s Office, Fire & Rescue Service -- and Gaithersburg City Police invite residents to join them on July 2 in giving the gift of life by donating blood and helping the less fortunate by donating non-perishable food items.

The drive will be held at the County’s Public Safety Headquarters (Conference Room), 100 Edison Park Dr. in Gaithersburg from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Walk-in donors will be accepted, but the preferred method is to sign up online at. www.redcrossblood.org, enter Sponsor ID: 05314796 or call the Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767.

Blood donors are asked to bring two non-perishable food items for the Mid-County United Ministries Captain Joseph A. Mattingly Food Pantry, in the Mid-County Regional Services Center, 2424 Reedie Dr., Wheaton. The food pantry is named in memory of Captain Mattingly, a 28-year veteran of the Montgomery County Police who was killed in the line of duty in 2003.

For additional information about the Montgomery County Public Safety Blood and Food Drive, contact drive coordinators Officer Janelle Smith, 240-773-5030; email Janelle.Smith@montgomerycountymd.gov
or David Hull, American Red Cross, 240-676-9955; email David.Hull@redcross.org.