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Blood, toy drive to help American Military Encouragement Network

A bit of holiday cheer is inspiring this month’s public blood drive for the American Red Cross, organized by Jack Howk/Rescue Rooter.

PHOTO COURTESY: JACK HOWK/RESCUE ROOTER - Jack Howk/Rescue Rooter representatives meet with members of Damascus-based nonprofit American Military Encouragement Network to discuss how they can help military families.The local plumbing and drain company is encouraging people to bring donations of food, clothing or personal items to the blood drive scheduled from 7 a.m to noon Friday, Dec. 18, at the company office at 12430 S.E. Capps Road, Clackamas. A local nonprofit, the American Military Encouragement Network, will distribute the donations to active and former military families in need.

PHOTO COURTESY: JACK HOWK/RESCUE ROOTER - Employees of the Clackamas-based plumbing company pose in front of the American Red Cross bus during the last blood drive. Suggested donations include nonperishable food items, unwrapped new toys, books, board games, personal care items, scarves, hats, slippers and gift cards.

The public can join in the cause by contacting Joyce Dennis 503-850-3100 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up.