From Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 20 through Saturday, May 27 during Memorial Day Weekend, donors will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite branch of the Armed Services during Freedom Week, our seventh annual week-long celebration of our military. One lucky donor will win the Freedom Week Flyaway, a $2,000 travel voucher to a destination of your choice! The trip is sponsored by Setton Farms, the local producer of “America’s Best Tasting Pistachios”.
Donors can enjoy a free kick-off BBQ on Saturday, May 20th from 10 am to 2 pm, sponsored by the Bread of Life BBQ Ministry at the Truxtun Donor Center. We hope to see both regular and new volunteers come in to donate throughout Freedom Week to celebrate the men and women who serve, or have served, our country in the military. What a great way to recognize our veterans as well as personally serve our community between Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day each year!
We appreciate the ongoing support of Setton Farms for our Freedom Week Blood Drive. Setton Farms learned long ago that producing the best pistachio nuts starts with the growing process. Their orchards follow the most strict cultivation standards and maintain one of the most sophisticated food safety programs. As a family owned and operated pistachio company since the mid 1980s, they attend to each detail of the pistachio growing process. Setton Farms’ continuous improvement and perfection of that growing process has made them the industry leader in the development of this important local crop. We appreciate their ongoing recognition of the valuable contributions of our local blood, platelet and plasma donors through the sponsorship of our annual Freedom Week by sponsoring this fabulous donor prize.