The Alter vs. Fairmont High School ‘Unity in the Community’ Campaign is off to a great start! The July 10 joint blood drive at Trent Arena had 87 donors – including 13 first-time donors – with 77 donations for 120% of goal! Great job by Alter coordinator Jeanne Kernan!
The “Unity in the Community” campaign is a partnership between Alter and Fairmont High Schools, Community Blood Center (CBC) and Universal 1 Credit Union. Alter and Fairmont traditionally competed to see who could recruit the most donors for the mid-summer “Kettering Challenge Blood Drive.” The July 10 blood drive served as the kick-off for the new “Unity in the Community Campaign.
Universal 1 Credit Union will award $500 to each high school for holding a blood drive during the school year. The schools will combine the awards and present $1,000 to a mutually determined community organization or family in need. The check presentation will take place at an Alter-Fairmont basketball game.