Volunteers

Friday
Jan242014

Volunteer Spotlight - Len Kamsickas 

He’s done it again. One of our volunteers has gone above and beyond his usual role. Len Kamsickas started as a volunteer driver and was featured in our Volunteer Happenings newsletter in September of 2013.
     Len recruited a company called IAC (International Automotive Components), who has a location in Alma, to do a blood drive for Michigan Blood back in September of 2013. It was very successful, registering 62 donors and drawing 39 pints.

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Monday
Jan212013

Anne Wepman – A Life of Volunteerism

Wednesday, January 23, 2013, is Anne Wepman’s 99th birthday. Born January 23, 1914 in Grand Rapids to parents who immigrated from Russia in the early 1900s, her secret to longevity is keeping busy by volunteering at Michigan Blood.
     “Anne has been volunteering her whole life,” says Barbara Wepman, Anne’s daughter. “She volunteered for her synagogue, Butterworth Hospital, and Kent Community Hospital before coming to Michigan Blood. She says she’s going to do it until they fire her,” Barbara laughs. Anne began volunteering at our former Fulton Street location around 1970 – early records don’t give an exact date – as a “bag lady” assembling the various components of the blood bags.

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