Member News – October 13, 2021

Community Giving Foundation Fund to Support Berwick Life Skills Students

The Community Giving Foundation: Berwick is pleased to announce the creation of a new designated fund in memory of Lisa Canouse, a dedicated wife and mother who impacted the lives of many children in the Berwick Area School District through her passion and big heart.

The Fund will provide charitable grants to the Berwick Area School District to support life skills students, K-12, who demonstrate financial need for necessities that help them thrive as individuals.

Lisa fell in love with the Berwick community after marrying her husband, Barry, and always considered the area home. When her three children were grown, she began to work in the Berwick Area School District, where she continued to show a motherly love by supporting the children at the school.

 


Miller – Keystone Blood Center Asking for Critical Supply Help

Two weeks ago, an emergency statement was issued by America’s Blood Centers (ABC) regarding the status of the nation’s blood supply:

“The blood supply in the United States is dangerously low – an uncommon occurrence for this time of year. It is safe to donate blood and all eligible individuals – including those who have received a COVID19 vaccine – are encouraged to make an appointment to donate blood or platelets now to ensure that blood products will be available for all patients when needed. Blood centers across the country are currently reporting low blood supplies. Some blood collection organizations are experiencing an abnormal decline in donor turnout; others are experiencing blood drive cancellations at schools and businesses limiting the number of individuals allowed onsite as a precautionary pandemic practice. These collection challenges have disrupted the nation’s blood supply, resulting in dangerously low inventories of life-saving blood products across the country for patients in need.”

As your community blood center, Miller-Keystone Blood Center is also challenged with meeting the needs of our local hospitals and the patients they serve. We currently have between one and two days of inventory that can be quickly decimated with one major local trauma event. We expect this emergency situation to continue through the end of 2021 unless we can get assistance from the community and respond to this appeal for blood donations. Miller-Keystone Blood Center needs individuals to donate blood at our regional donation centers. As a leader of a local organization, we urge you to help our team by getting the message out and helping us help our hospitals by doing the following:

  • Encourage your employees, staff, members, and students to call 1-800-223-6667 or visit giveapint.org  to schedule a donation at one of our 17 regional blood centers and community satellite locations that are close to where they live or work.
  • Or, contact us to discuss how your organization can arrange a special event, Adopt-A-Day blood Drive, at one of our locations. Please contact Krista Hill at (610)-691-5850 extension 1254 for more information.

Miller-Keystone is committed to maintaining the stability of the region’s blood supply, while ensuring the safety of our donors and staff. We continue to adapt our safety protocols to align with local, state, and federal guidance to ensure the safest possible experience for donors, staff and blood drive hosts.


Boroughs’ List Trick-or-Treating Nights & Times

The kids are counting down the days to one of their favorite night(s) of the year, Trick-or-Treating. The excitement of kids dressing up in a unique costume and getting candy is an all-time favorite memory for kids of all ages. The following nights and times are set up for Trick-or-Treating in the area.

Berwick Borough – October 29 & October 30 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Bloomsburg Borough – October 30 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Danville Borough – October 30 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.