I’ve been keeping a little busy this week getting ready for the big OSU blood drive next week, and spotted this story from the Salem Statesman Journal that is very inspiring for working with University blood drives.
A South Salem lawyer who has helped lead the board of the Willamette chapter of the American Red Cross was honored April 22 for his years of service. Caleb Williams has served on the board for the past six years, the past two as chairman. He was one of two volunteers awarded the Clara Barton Honor Award for Meritorious Volunteer Leadership at the chapter’s annual award banquet. The honor is the highest given at the local level, said Red Cross spokeswoman Margaret Sanner. Williams’ involvement in the Red Cross goes back to his college days, when he regularly gave blood, he said. Williams attended George Fox University and the Willamette University College of Law.
The local chapter handed out 31 awards to honor the efforts from volunteers, staffers and local businesses from Marion, Polk and Lincoln counties at its April 22 event. The Willamette chapter has 412 registered volunteers, who also are the blood services volunteers in that area.