Law Enforcement Sleeves Up – Red Cross Campaign

Honor Law Enforcement. Answer the call. Help Cuff COVID-19. Give blood. Share this campaign-keep it circulating...!
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This campaign is extended until June 30th 2020. THE NATION IS IN URGENT NEED OF BLOOD
• Every two seconds someone in America needs blood. Each donation can help save up to three lives.
• Cuff COVID-19 is supporting the Red Cross mission of saving lives as they work concurrently through the nationwide COVID-19 health crisis.
This blood shortage could also impact patients who need surgery, victims of car accidents and other emergencies, or patients fighting cancer.

+Eligible healthy donors are strongly urged to donate blood during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Red Cross has implemented extensive steps to ensure it’s safe to give blood.

Join law enforcement everywhere to help end the nationwide blood shortage.

Please Pledge and Promise to give blood at a drive near you.
CLICK THE, “PLEDGE TO GIVE BLOOD,” BUTTON.

Honor Law Enforcement and their families, answer the call, help cuff COVID-19, keep it circulating,…!
**PLEASE ALSO CLICK THE, “SHARE THIS CAMPAIGN” BUTTON**

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PLEDGE AND PROMISE TO GIVE BLOOD!
*All donors must have an appointment to maintain social distancing.

• Blood Donation Tips from the Pros (57 seconds) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6-hVDcz3zQ
• Basic Blood Donation Information- (one minute eight seconds) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezafVzfJw60
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Thank you!
Joel Ristvey

Final Updates 8-2-20, Red Cross Latest COVID-19 Request for Plasma, Thank You and Police Officer’s Prayer

Posted on: August 2, 2020

July 2020; Members of the “Cuff COVID-19” Team presented a donation in honor of law enforcement officers that lost their lives to COVID-19. Pictured Left to Right: Barbara Hawkins, Mary Rogers (American Red Cross), Joel Ristvey, and Paul Ferm. Blood and fundraising campaigns have been completed. 19 heroes stepped up, pledged & promised to give blood and we raised $300.00

August 2020; Are you fully recovered from a verified COVID-19 diagnosis? If so, the plasma in your blood may contain COVID-19 antibodies that can attack the virus. This convalescent plasma is being evaluated as a possible treatment for currently ill COVID-19 patients, so your donation could help save the lives of patients battling this disease! It’s a special gift only those who have recovered from the virus can give, so sign up to help today, American Red Cross https://www.redcross.org/
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On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, Chief Paul Ferm -South Pymatuning Township, (Mercer County) PA, Deputy Chief Joel Ristvey -Hermitage, (Mercer County) PA, and Barbara Hawkins (Co- Director) presented to Mary Rogers, Executive Director of the American Red Cross of Northwest PA, a donation in honor of all the fallen officers from COVID-19. This special project was dubbed “Cuff COVID-19” with the hopes of spreading awareness for not only the law enforcement community but that of a country facing an epidemic. Ristvey spearheaded the campaign by starting a fundraiser to pay tribute to those law enforcement officers. At the onset of the campaign, over 26 law enforcement officers across the country had lost their life to COVID-19. As of today, those numbers have nearly tripled with two of those deaths occurring in Pennsylvania.
It has been our honor to help make a difference. Thank you, Team Cuff COVID-19

“A Police Officer’s Prayer” Lord, I ask for courage ~ Courage to face and conquer my own fears… Courage to take me where others will not go… I ask strength ~ Strength of body to protect others, and strength of spirit to lead others… I ask for dedication ~ Dedication to my job, to do it well, Dedication to my community, to keep it safe… Give me, Lord, concern for those who trust me, and compassion for those who need me… And please, Lord, through it all, be at my side…

“I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.” ― William Penn

Hubbard Ohio Blood Drive

Posted on: August 2, 2020

June 2020; Joel Ristvey along with CeCe and Lillian from the Red Cross of Cleveland, Ohio at a blood drive hosted by St. Patrick’s Church in Hubbard, Ohio. All staff did a great job!

Memorial Day 2020 honor… Campaign extended… Inspirational Cuff Covid video

Posted on: May 25, 2020

Today we honor all who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our Country.

Help us honor all of those heroes, Veterans, current Armed Forces and everyone who is still on the front lines.

Join in helping fill the below blood drives or a drive near you. This campaign has been extended until June 30th 2020.

Thank you, Joel Ristvey

Also, please check out our Cuff Covid-19 Video. A story of law enforcement officers and the community coming together to honor the memories of officers that have fallen from CoVID19.

The video was created May 13, 2020 and published by Barb Hawkins.
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St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
367 N. Main St
Hubbard, (Trumbull County) OH 44425
Wednesday June 17 2020 | 1:00 PM – 06:00 PM
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North Sharon Volunteer Fire Hall
469 Thornton Street
Sharon, (Mercer County) Pa 16146
Thursday July 9th 2020 | 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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