Honoring our Fallen Heroes (Memorial Day Seasonal Badge Virtual Blood Drive)

🌺 Lest We Forget: Honoring Fallen Heroes on Memorial Day 🌺 Our seasonal badge, meticulously crafted by the "Friends of the Sky-Man" ~An American Red Cross Blood Donation Team, and the talented graphic artist Kubo, encapsulates the essence of gratitude and service. As we approach Memorial Day, a solemn occasion to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation, we invite you to join us.
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🌟 Join the Memorial Day Virtual Blood Drive – Honoring Fallen Heroes with Every Donation! 🌟

Greetings! I’m Sky Shaw, otherwise known as “Sky-Man,” and I lead the American Red Cross blood donation team called “Friends of the Sky-Man.” As we approach Memorial Day, we invite you to be part of our heartfelt “Sleeves Up” campaign—a virtual blood drive dedicated to honoring the brave servicemembers who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.

Why Memorial Day Matters:
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, has a rich history dating back to the aftermath of the Civil War. It’s a day to pay tribute to those who lost their lives while serving in the U.S. military. Their unwavering valor and sacrifices deserve our deepest respect. As we remember them, we also recognize the challenges faced by veterans returning to civilian life. Memorial Day serves as a call to action, urging us to support those who bear the heavy burdens of service and sacrifice.

Our Mission:
Our mission is clear: to provide mutual encouragement and support through blood donation. Each blood donation holds the power to bring hope, healing, and renewed life to someone in need. Together, we rally, lift each other up, and inspire those around us. So far my team and I have helped over 500 people in need of life-saving blood.

How You Can Make a Difference:

1. Donate Blood: Pledge to donate blood between now and August 31st. Recent policy changes have relaxed conditions for blood donation. Check your eligibility here: https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/eligibility-requirements/eligibility-criteria-alphabetical.html

2. Join Our Team: Be part of our mission! Download the American Red Cross Blood App using this link:

3. Spread the Word: If you can’t donate or choose not to, help us spread the word about our ‘Sleeves Up’ campaign. Share it with friends and family online and in your community. Together, we can reach more people and make a bigger impact.

Thank you for your support, and together, let’s make this virtual blood drive an incredible success! 🙏🇺🇸

😁 ~Sky-Man. ✌️