The Red Cross is thanking those who carve out time to give blood this Thanksgiving with a long-sleeved T-shirt, while supplies last. Alamedans will have an opportunity to give blood locally on Tuesday, Nov. 20, noon to 5 p.m. at the Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St.
The Alameda Red Cross Youth Network from Encinal, Alameda, and ASTI high schools would like to thank everyone who helped support their April fundraisers with the aim of eliminating malaria across the world.
One of the network’s stated goals is to send 2,014 treated bed nets to refugees fleeing war stricken homelands by the end of 2014. Thanks to the generous supporters of treated bed nets and the United Nations Association of the East Bay, “Nothing But Nets” has reduced the number of malaria deaths by one third from 2006 to 2013.
The Red Cross clubs at Alameda’s high schools are currently raising funds for Nothing But Nets, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sending mosquito nets to Sub-Saharan Africa.
The clubs from Alameda and Encinal high schools and Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) have raised thousands of dollars for the nonprofit with the objective of meeting the United Nation’s millennium goal of eradicating malaria.