27 min

Why You Should Donate Food & Blood Live United

    • Non-Profit

This is the Live United podcast presented by the Tulsa Area United Way.

On today’s episode, we’re looking at two of the greatest needs in our communities – food and blood.

According to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, 594,000 Oklahomans (1 in 6) are food insecure, including 208,000 children.

As for blood donations, 1,200 blood donors are needed daily in our area to maintain an adequate blood supply. But the Oklahoma Blood Institute’s blood supply is less than half of what hospitals and patients currently need.

And our partner agency, America Red Cross, is experiencing a 10-year low in blood donations.

To put both issues into perspective, our guests include

1. Chris Bernard, executive director of Hunger Free Oklahoma, which is one of Tulsa Area United Way’s community collaborations.

2. Nathan Woodmansee, executive director of partner agency Sand Springs Community Services. 

3. Sydney Chastine, of the Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. 

4. We’ll close out the podcast with an interview featuring John Armitage, CEO of the Oklahoma Blood Institute.

Before we get to our interviews, I need you to make a difference in your communities by participating in Tulsa Area United Way’s Third Annual Day of Caring Food and Blood Drive.

On June 24, you can donate nonperishable food items at one of 16 donation sites, including BancFirst Wagoner, First Oklahoma Bank, Hilti, Jim Norton Toyota, Jim Norton T-Town Chevrolet, Mabrey Bank, and SpiritBank Bristow.

From June 20-26, you can also shop at any Oasis Fresh Market and Supermercados Morelos stores and donate your groceries to the Food and Blood Drive right there in the store. For details, visit tauw.org/fooddrive.
 
With all that being said, the Live United podcast starts … now.


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This is the Live United podcast presented by the Tulsa Area United Way.

On today’s episode, we’re looking at two of the greatest needs in our communities – food and blood.

According to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, 594,000 Oklahomans (1 in 6) are food insecure, including 208,000 children.

As for blood donations, 1,200 blood donors are needed daily in our area to maintain an adequate blood supply. But the Oklahoma Blood Institute’s blood supply is less than half of what hospitals and patients currently need.

And our partner agency, America Red Cross, is experiencing a 10-year low in blood donations.

To put both issues into perspective, our guests include

1. Chris Bernard, executive director of Hunger Free Oklahoma, which is one of Tulsa Area United Way’s community collaborations.

2. Nathan Woodmansee, executive director of partner agency Sand Springs Community Services. 

3. Sydney Chastine, of the Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. 

4. We’ll close out the podcast with an interview featuring John Armitage, CEO of the Oklahoma Blood Institute.

Before we get to our interviews, I need you to make a difference in your communities by participating in Tulsa Area United Way’s Third Annual Day of Caring Food and Blood Drive.

On June 24, you can donate nonperishable food items at one of 16 donation sites, including BancFirst Wagoner, First Oklahoma Bank, Hilti, Jim Norton Toyota, Jim Norton T-Town Chevrolet, Mabrey Bank, and SpiritBank Bristow.

From June 20-26, you can also shop at any Oasis Fresh Market and Supermercados Morelos stores and donate your groceries to the Food and Blood Drive right there in the store. For details, visit tauw.org/fooddrive.
 
With all that being said, the Live United podcast starts … now.


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Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tauw/message

27 min