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Post 470 Hosts Red Cross Blood Drive
Coldwater, Ohio (April 13th, 2020) – The American Legion Patriotism Post OH-470 answered the urgent need for blood donors by hosting a community blood drive with the Red Cross. Ralph Pottkotter, Post Commander, served as the coordinator for the blood drive. Patriotism Post 470 routinely hosts community blood drives quarterly. The COVID-19 public health crisis led to many cancellations of blood drives across the state and nation yet, Commander Pottkotter and the leadership team recognized the need to keep its’ commitment to the Red Cross. Post 470 limited the use of Legionnaire-volunteers to allow the staff of the Red Cross to conduct the blood drive in a safe and socially distant manner. Seventy-five donors contributed to the effort.