Habitat hosting community blood drive, selling tickets for backyard shed prize package

May 9, 2023 | 12:08 am

Updated May 8, 2023 | 10:32 pm

Habitat for Humanity is hosting a community blood drive this Friday in partnership with the Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center. Habitat will also be selling tickets for their raffle to give away a 10×12-foot custom backyard shed that is filled with other prizes including a 55-inch television, Weber gas grill, barstools, and more.

WKRBC will bring their Bloodmobile to Habitat office at 2930 West 4th Street for the event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“Hosting an event like this is so much fun. The community gets to support the mission of two local nonprofits, and those organizations are blessed by a multiple of two by the partnership,” said Jeremy Stephens, Habitat Executive Director. “We’ll have a complimentary Rolling Pin doughnut to the first 120 people to give blood and the Blue Moon Coffee Truck will be here as well.”

All donors must be at least 17 years old (or 16 with parental consent) and weigh at least 115 pounds. Donors must allow 56 days between donations and have a valid photo ID to present to the center staff. All blood donors will receive a “Bigfoot” T-shirt as part of the summer-long blood drive hosted by the Blood Center. 

“WKRBC is thrilled to partner with Habitat for Humanity in the continued caring for the residents of our community,” said Janet Howard, Chief Executive Officer of WKRBC. “Both organizations have been serving the Daviess County area since the 1970s and have a mission to better lives, whether it is by hammering nails or donating blood. We all have it in us to make our community a better place to live.”

While giving blood, Habitat will have tickets available for their Habitat Hut Raffle. Purchases can be made with check, cash, or virtually with PayPal or Venmo. One winner will receive a custom designed backyard shed and other prizes, with the full package valued at more than $9,000. Raffle tickets are $20, with all proceeds going completely to future Habitat home builds. The winner will be drawn on July 7.

May 9, 2023 | 12:08 am

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