You’re invited to join us on June 3rd, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Target in Oviedo for our Pulse Anniversary Blood Drive event.
There are many unable to donate blood in support of their identity community; will you give a pint on their behalf? Blood donors of all types are needed to ensure adequate blood supply in our community for daily needs and to be prepared for unexpected emergencies. One of the Pulse victims used 200 units of blood; help us make sure blood is available when it is needed.
Look for the Big Red Bus and our tents in the target parking lot, and if you can, please make an appointment to donate blood with us.
We will also be collecting new, STEM-themed books for middle and high-school students to support the Heart of Florida United Way’s summer literacy initiatives. Visit our book drive site for great book lists and other resources: http://stem4youth.wordpress.com/stem-book-drive. Youth books in Spanish are needed as well to support the Latino/a Community in Central Florida.
And for our animal lover friends, we will be collecting cat food and cat litter to support an elderly man in our community who cares for two feral cat colonies (care includes TNR services, medical care, food, water, shelter, and copious love).
We hope you will support these efforts, but you don’t have to donate anything to stop by and say hello at our tents and meet members and leaders from the local secular community. Learn about what we do, take the opportunity to ask questions and have a great conversation, or find out how you can become more involved in the local secular and Humanist efforts. See you there?
We’re grateful to our partners, the Central Florida Freethought Community, the Humanist Community of the Space Coast (who think they can collect more book donations than we can – HA!), Target in Oviedo, and of course the dedicated, life-saving staff of OneBlood.
Remembering Pulse: Honoring victims and survivors
As Humanists, we seek the means to make a positive difference for others. We respond to tragedy in our community by providing support, giving back, volunteering, sharing a message of – and demonstrating – inclusion, and working to provide fellow Humanists opportunities to be empowered to make a difference with us.
A week after the Pulse tragedy on 6/13/16, local secular and Humanist leaders joined in an effort to host a blood drive that honored our LGBTQ+, Latina/o, and Muslim members and friends. Our efforts not only raised units to impact 80 lives in our community, but also provided healing empowerment for those who wanted to do something positive that would help others.
We have not forgotten our members or our community. We’re looking forward to another heartwarming day spent working together to make a difference. Will we see you there?