The 2020 Day of Caring Blood Drive was held at Trinity Friends Family Living Center on Friday, September 25, 2020. The American Red Cross set the goal of 75 units of blood to be collected… Van Wert area community members did better than that, and donated 96 units of blood, potentially helping 288 patients!! THANK YOU!
The annual Day of Caring Food Drive Part I has been completed. On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 24 & 25, there was a “Stuff the Truck” event at the Van Wert Walmart. Non-perishable food items were purchased and donated. Our volunteers sorted and loaded the truck and delivered to the food pantries. Thanks to all of our sponsors – without their support, we wouldn’t be able to assist our food pantries!
Part II of the Day of Caring Food Drive will be held on Saturday morning, Oct. 31 from 8am – 12 noon, you are welcome to drop off your food donations directly at one (or all) of the food pantries listed below. This will be a “drive-thru” donation drop off event.
Salvation Army, 120 N. Cherry St. (across from the YWCA)
The Food Co-Op at First United Methodist Church
113 W. Central Ave (across from Fountain Park)
The Food Pantry at Trinity Friends Church
605 N. Franklin St. (near Vantage Career Center)
If you have any questions, please call the United Way Office at 419.238.6689