West Oaks hosts 7th Annual Honoring Our Veterans Blood Drive

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Tomorrow, November 10th, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm the 7th Annual Blood Drive Honoring Our Veterans will be held at West Oaks Farm Market in Winchester.

The Red Cross has continued to report the urgent need for blood as supplies have dwindled.

To thank donors and create some holiday cheer, the movie The Elf and Red Cross have teamed up to give away officially licensed socks to donors beginning tomorrow through November 30th.

At the Honoring Our Veterans blood drive, donors and veterans will receive a sausage breakfast or burger lunch as well.

Make an appointment at RedCrossBlood.org and search vetdrive23.

Walk-ins are welcome, as well.

Remember to prepare before donating by getting a good night’s sleep, eating a healthy meal with iron rich foods, and hydrating with an extra glass of water.

To learn more about The Elf and Red Cross giveaway, click here.

To find a blood drive near you, click here.

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A week long celebration of Veterans at LFCC

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An email from Sally Voth Public Relations Coordinator of Lord Fairfax Community College states that the school will be celebrating Veterans the week of Nov. 8-12.

Social post of student Veterans will be made all week to offer messages of support both on the post and at the school.

Student Veterans are being offered lunches at the Luray campus on Mon. Nov. 8 from 12 to 12:30.

Lunch for Student Veterans will be offered both Tues. Nov. 9 and Wed. Nov. 10 at the Faquier and Middletown campuses.

On Veterans Day a Zoom celebration will be held on Veterans Day itself Nov. 11 to participate in the week long celebration visit lffcc.edu/veteransweek.

For the past 11 years LFCC has been honored to be named a Military Friendly® School.

The distinction is determined by Viqtory with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council, using survey responses and publicly- available data.

Dedicated Veterans centers are located at both the Middletown and Fauquier campuses where students are able to meet with advisors and fellow Veterans.

The email went on to read that LFCC is a Virginia Values Veterans (V3) partner as such the school has received education and training in the best practices of recruiting, hiring and retaining employee veterans.

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