Friendly Firehouse rivalry benfits local Blood Bank, 7th Annual Bucket Brigade Blood Drive comes to Geyserville
Geyserville Fire Protection District once again prepare to win the coveted Bucket Brigade Blood Drive trophy and bragging rights.
Participating firehouses from Lake, Mendocino and Sonoma Counties will hold Bucket Brigade Blood Drives between December and January, with a winner announced in February.
The notion of a Bucket Brigade originates from the Great London Fire of 1666, where lines of townspeople created “brigades,” passing buckets of water from the town’s water source to the fires that threatened their community. This contemporary Bucket Brigade brings our community together in the same way – not to fight fire, but to save lives through blood donation.
“The Bucket Brigade was designed to boost the blood supply in December and January when donations are traditionally low due to weather, holidays and the flu season,” says Andrea Casson, Blood Centers of the Pacific Senior Account Representative. “Over the years, nearly 7,000 donors have participated. We are grateful for the strong community spirit of our local firefighters and residents.”
To schedule your appointment visit: bloodheroes.com. Click “Donate Blood” and enter sponsor code: GFPD
In the usual ‘ville’ fashion, the firefighters will prepare chili and salad with the Geyserville Chamber of Commerce hosting a desert table. Come donate blood, enjoy a home made meal and take home a tee shirt.