Anna church to host blood drive

Staff report

DAYTON — St. Jacob Lutheran Church, 101 W. Main St., Anna, will show support for May Military Appreciation Month with a community blood drive Tuesday, May 9, from 2 to 6 p.m.

Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center Military Appreciation Month Blood Donor T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at or call 800-388-GIVE.

National Military Appreciation Month honors current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces and all those who have died defending freedom. Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month because it has the most days set aside to honor the sacrifices and successes of our service members, including Loyalty Day, VE Day, Armed Forces Day, Military Spouse Appreciation Day and Memorial Day.

The CBC limited-edition T-shirt is dark blue with “Military Appreciation Month” in a military insignia design and “Blood Donor” in stencil with the CBC blood drop logo and silhouettes of a soldier and fighter jets. The T-shirt is free to everyone who registers to donate May 1 through May 27 at a CBC Donor Center or most CBC mobile blood drives.

Staff report