MOUNT VERNON - The MVFD won the 2017 Red Cross blood battle, "Guns n Hoses." The MVFD brought in 25 units and the MVPD brought in 24. The Red Cross says those donations will help save 147 lives. The award was presented to MVFD Captain Joe Jurkowitz Friday evening on the Public Square as part of First Friday events.
L to R: Captain Joe Jurkowitz, MVFD; Becky Glass and Dee Allerding of the Red Cross; and Holly Bredefield, MVFD.
Donors can give blood at several blood drives scheduled this month including one at Mount Vernon High School on Tuesday, August 8 from noon to 6 p.m. See the schedule online at RedCross.org.