|Teamster THUGGS today in Boston.|
We hold a drive to replenish the area's blood supply in the wake of the marathon attacks.
Local 25 in Boston reports a packed house at the union hall in Charlestown today as people came in droves to donate blood. The Teamster Horsemen came to lend their support -- as they always are for a good cause!
The blood drive, which benefited the American Red Cross, took place from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 pm.
The Charlestown Patch tells us:
It's among our first impulses when disaster strikes: the rush to donate blood. Truth is the best time to donate blood is in the weeks or months after a disaster. Boston hospitals treated more than 180 patients after the marathon, making now the time to give blood.
“Giving blood is free and only takes a few minutes but could help to save a life,” said Sean M. O’Brien, president of Local 25. “Saturday’s blood drive is one way we all can help our fellow mankind.”
And if you're wondering, these are the same THUGGS who protected marathon victims' funeral services from disruptions by the Westboro Baptist Church hate group.
Remember, THUGGS stands for Those Helpful Union Guys and Gals.