Commonwealth One Sponsored A Community Blood Drive In Harrisonburg, VA With Virginia Blood Services
CommonWealth One sponsored a community blood drive at its Harrisonburg Regional Branch with Virginia Blood Services. The event was successful with 13 units collected, including one rare blood type with double red blood cells. All donations benefited local families.
- Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV (1888PressRelease) July 25, 2012 - CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union sponsored a local community blood drive in Harrisonburg, VA, administered by Virginia Blood Services, on July 13 at its Harrisonburg Regional Branch.
CommonWealth One marketing manager Ashley Baldeon said sponsoring blood drives like this is a good fit for the credit union: "It's a natural extension of our philosophy of 'people helping people'," she said. "It's what credit unions do," she added.
According to Austin Rehfield, account manager for Virginia Blood Services, blood donated with Virginia Blood Services stays local, so it can help family, friends, and neighbors. "Local blood saves local lives," he said.
He noted that the blood supply at this time of the year suffers because everyone is busy with vacations and other warm-weather activities, which means donating blood gets pushed to the background. "By sponsoring this blood drive, CommonWealth One helped us focus attention on the fact that we need donations," he added.
Virginia Blood Services received 13 units of blood including one rare blood type with double red cells during the Blood Drive.
About CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union
Since 1944, CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Alexandria, VA, has grown to become one of Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia's top credit unions with more than $300 million in assets serving more than 36,000 members. CommonWealth One is a full-service, member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative committed to being the lifetime financial institution of its members. It provides its members with lower fees and loan rates, plus higher savings rates. Excess earnings are returned to members in the form of higher dividend rates, lower interest rates on loans and low or no fees.
CommonWealth One has branches in downtown Washington, D.C., Alexandria, VA, and Harrisonburg, VA (one branch is located on the James Madison University campus). Members can access their accounts through Online Banking, Mobile and Text Banking, plus a network of over 6,700+ shared branches and 43,000+ transaction-fee-free ATMs across the country. For information, or to open an account online, visit www.cofcu.org.