Leon Wollersheim is Honored with the Behind-the-Scenes Award!

Leon Wollersheim

Sherry Rezba and Leon Wollersheim

Leon Wollersheim has been a volunteer with the Red Cross for eight years. He is one of those people you can always depend on. For several years he regularly came in once a week to help with data entry. Having him help in the office was such a pleasure because we could always count on hearing a funny joke when he arrived.  He came in with a smile on his face and a positive “sure, I can do that for you” attitude. In addition to helping in the office he has continuously been a disaster action team member taking 24/7 calls throughout the years, responding to calls in Calumet and neighboring counties when called upon. He recently joined the Calumet/Manitowoc/Sheboygan Community Council becoming even more involved in the mission of the Red Cross. As a council member, he supports the Red Cross’s community outreach through various local and regional events and projects. He is a dedicated volunteer with a great sense of humor, a kind personality and he is a pleasure to be around.

Congratulations, Leon Wollersheim on your Behind-the-Scenes Award!

Sheboygan Fire Dept. Blood Drive- 7/14

Sheboygan Fire Department hosts blood drive and open house this Saturday, July 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sheboygan City Fire Department Headquarters, 1326 N. 25th St., Sheboygan.

Sheboygan-area residents are invited to roll up their sleeves at the community blood drive, sponsored by B93.7 FM, and attend an open house at the fire department headquarters to get a behind-the-scenes look at the everyday operations of the local firefighters.

Currently, the Red Cross has an emergency need for blood donations. All blood types are needed, but especially O positive, O negative, B negative and A negative in order to meet patient demand this summer.

All presenting donors will receive a free “Pint for a Pint” coupon to be redeemed at Al & Al’s Steinhaus Restaurant for a pint of their favorite beverage.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.redcrossblood.org/news/badgerhawkeye/support-sheboygan-fire-department-and-area-patients-donating-blood

How to Donate Blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.  Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at blog.redcross.org.