Today’s news:

Halloran blood drive is still on

TimesLedger Newspapers

I am the blood drive chairman for the 19th City Council District, in the district office of Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone). We are hosting a blood drive Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in front of Key Food in the Whitestone Shopping Center, at 153-17 Cross Island Pkwy.

In the aftermath of news reports about the councilman, people unknown took it upon themselves to tear down our posters. Such self-righteous vandals are barbaric and disgusting. It is not our blood drive — we are hosting it.

The New York Blood Center will have a fully staffed bus of technicians on site. The blood collected can help save the life of a child with leukemia or a burn victim, surgical patient or other innocent person who has suffered a severe accident or illness.

To suppress turnout is an outrageous, a cruel and an inexcusably stupid thing to do. I call upon those who took our signs down to demonstrate some glint of character by joining the good and decent people who have made appointments to donate. I thank the prospective donors and hope they will bring friends.

There are time slots available. Call our office at 718-631-6703 or visit https://drm.nybloodcenter.org/PublicScheduler/GroupWelcome.aspx?Group=67196.

I ask anyone with a decent sense of perspective and a little time to spare to come.

Victor G. Mimoni

Whitestone

Pin It
Print this story Permalink

Reader Feedback

Deke says:
It's not Hallorans blood drive its the communities blood drive

This POS was taking money earmarked for children with disabilities to pay for a no show job

POS!!!
April 21, 2013, 10:58 am

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not TimesLedger.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to TimesLedger.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

CNG: Community Newspaper Group