Horrocks Engineers and the American Red Cross recently joined forces to host Horrocks’ sixth-annual blood drive across six cities in Utah and Idaho.
Engineers, community residents, and city officials from Pleasant Grove, American Fork, Eagle Mountain, Lehi, and Orem, Utah; and Boise, Idaho, came to support their community by donating blood and time.
David Simmons, a Structures Engineer from Horrocks Engineers, was one of the first to arrive at the Pleasant Grove location. “I just like to help.” Simmons said. “I think a lot of people want to do stuff like this, but sometimes finding the opportunity can be difficult.”
In order to provide this opportunity to as many people as possible, Horrocks established six different donation locations where people could donate blood. Scott Olson and Kammie McClintock from Horrocks worked closely with the Red Cross and city officials from Utah and Idaho to cast a wide net providing convenient locations for citizens and employees in the six cities and surrounding communities to participate. In total, the blood drive rendered a total of 129 units of blood.
In addition to leaving with a good feeling from helping others, all donors received a T-shirt as a thank you gift.
Thanks to all who participated!
To find a blood drive near you, follow the link: http://www.redcross.org/mo2