The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix and Martin Pear JCC will hold a third community blood drive at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus on Friday, Nov. 6 from 8 am to 1 pm. To date, approximately 100 donors have answered the call to give back at the first two blood drives, which took place in April and June. These agencies continue to provide an opportunity for Scottsdale residents to help replenish the much-needed blood supply for the surrounding community, which has been depleted during the pandemic.
“Federation is proud to again partner with the Martin Pear JCC and the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus to combat local blood shortages throughout this extended time of crisis,” says Marty Haberer, President and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix. “Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to do all we can to help those in need. That assistance comes in a variety of ways, two of which are through drives like this one or our COVID Emergency Fund in providing financial support to local agencies lending direct assistance to those facing significant adversity brought on by COVID.”
“The Martin Pear JCC on the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus continues to look for ways to provide connection during this challenging time,” says Jay Jacobs, CEO of Martin Pear JCC and the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus. “Beyond our virtual programming through J at Home and our in-building programs and services, which our members continue to take advantage of in growing numbers, partnering with the Federation on this series of blood drives is another chance for our agencies to convey our commitment to the Scottsdale community. Our members have given so much through the variety of food, clothing, hygiene, and blood drives we have held since this pandemic began. It is an honor to hold these vitally important events to ensure those in most urgent need have access to the fundamental resources to remain healthy and safe during this time.”