VFW Auxiliary helping local families

For more than 100 years, the VFW Auxiliary has been fulfilling its original objectives by supporting the Veterans of Foreign Wars, serving veterans, active-duty service members and their families, and spreading patriotism nationwide. We have more than 475,000 members nationwide who volunteer millions of hours and fundraise millions of dollars for charitable projects. Through our National Programs, we assist the VFW pass or block legislation that impacts veterans and their families, provide nearly a million volunteer hours in the VA medical system, conduct patriotic programs with thousands of students and offer hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships for our nation's youth. There are nearly 3,900 Auxiliaries nationwide working to improve the lives of our nation's veterans. Learn how you can get involved at http://www.vfwauxiliary.org and visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/VFWAuxiliary or contact a post in your area. Barnesville VFW Post 740-425-9141.

Blood drive scheduled

Barnesville Hospital's Blood Drive is Dec. 18 from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Multi-Purpose room. Call Cindy Soltesz at Barnesville Hospital 740-425-5105 or 1-877-25-VITAL to schedule your appointment. During the holidays blood donations are down and holiday travel is up. A unit of blood takes several days to be safely tested and then the red blood cells are good for approximately one month. The blood collected during this drive will provide the much needed blood during the holiday season. Thank you for your consideration in doing your part to save lives!