Joe Mertz Center, Red Cross to host blood drive

FOR RELEASE
2009-02-18
Huntington, Ind.—Huntington University’s Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service and the Huntington County Chapter of the American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive that is open to the community from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Feb. 18 in the upper level of Habecker Dining Commons.

Those interested in donating may register online at www.givelife.org. The sponsor code is “hu.”

Founded in 1992, the Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service has become an integral part of Huntington University campus life. During the 2007-2008 academic year, students, faculty and staff volunteered for more than 12,900 hours, serving families, organizations and programs.

For more information, contact Grace McBrayer, staff advisor for the Joe Mertz Center, at (260) 359-4286 or the Red Cross at (260) 356-2910.

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  
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