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Community holds blood drive, takes donations for St. John tragedy

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 3:00pm

In support of the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Deputies who were involved in the recent shooting tragedy, River Parish Hospital is holding a blood drive today at River Parish Hospital Medical Pavillion, 502 Rue de Sante, Suite 309 (third floor).

The blood drive will be open until 4:00 p.m. today. It will continue at the Percy Hebert Building, 1801 West Airline Hwy, on Friday, August 17, between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Also, Councilwoman Wendy Benedetto is at her office in Destrehan, taking donations for the family of Brandon Neilson, one of the deputies killed in today’s incident.

An account is being set up at First American Bank for monetary donations. 

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