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Sunday Magazine - May 12, 2024

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(00 - 17:06) Laura Ryan joins Marcy to discuss the critical level of need for blood donations in our area. The Miller Keystone Blood Center is a Pittston-based nonprofit that accepts donations of blood, plasma and platelets to deliver to hospitals right here in NEPA! Donations are usually lowest during the summer months, and considering most donors are aged 55+ many blood banks are urging younger generations to get involved and start donating blood today! The Miller-Keystone Blood Center is hosting several blood drives during the month of May: You can donate now - May 17th with for a chance to win tickets to see the RailRiders, supported by the Swoyersville and Pittston Little Leagues. Or if you donate anytime during the month of May you can win tickets to see Brooks & Dunn or comedian Nate Bargatze! Not sure if you're able to donate? The FTC has loosened restrictions over the years, and Miller-Keystone can help you determine if your eligible! Head to GiveAPint.org to learn more, and follow along on social!

(17:07 - 30:00) - It's time for the annual Ruth's Place Walk for Hope on Public Square! The event will take place on June 1st at 1pm, and acts as the major fundraiser tp keeping the only 24/7 women's homeless shelter going in Luzerne County! Ruth's place is constantly at or near capacity, and helped over 200 homeless women last year - a 30% annual increase! Homeless is becoming a bigger issue everywhere due to rising costs of living and ongoing employment issues. Patrons can "walk in the shoes" of area homeless women during the event, stopping a several area nonprofits and agencies the women of Ruth's place frequent to find work and housing, Learn more by following them on Facebook or checking out Ruth's Place

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