To the editor:

On behalf of friends and family of the Rachel (Osterholt) Theurer 5th Annual Blood Drive, the words thank you don’t even begin to describe how much we appreciate the overwhelming participation and support of blood donation to the American Red Cross. 

We appreciate your patience and extra screening required at the drive. The success of this event reaching the goal of 80-plus would not be possible without the wonderful donors, volunteers, phlebotomists, Jeri Garringer, WPGW, The Commercial Review and Jay Community Center (JCC). 

We are most appreciative to Carol Stephens for coordinating the drive and volunteers, especially those that worked the extended hour until 6 p.m. to allow more time for donations on this special day. Donations to date given in the past five years to honor Rachel (Osterholt) Theurer is over 475 units.

We hope that you will continue to donate in upcoming drives, especially the first-time donor and several regular donors that reached gallon milestones. Again, we can’t thank you enough for your donation as the American Red Cross needs units of blood during the pandemic honoring Rachel’s memory.

Think of how many lives will be changed forever because of your donation.

With sincere gratitude, thank you from the family of Rachel (Osterholt) Theurer. 

Cindy Cash

Blood drive coordinator