Fraternity plans blood drive in Nyack Friday
A college faternity in Rockland is holding a blood drive from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday in Pilgrim Baptist Church at 80 N. Franklin Ave. in Nyack.
The blood drive marks the 100-year birthday of the Omega Psi Phi Inc. Xi Lambda Lambda Chapter.
The fraternity’s blood drives also honor Dr. Charles R. Drew, a fraternity brother who is the inventor of the blood bank, said Richard Clarke, the chairman of the blood drive committee for the fraternity.
He said the fraternity’s goal is to reach 100 pints of blood for the New York Blood Center.
The fraternity is active in Rockland working with young men and women through mentoring programs, job opportunities and helping children.
For more information on the blood drive, call Clarke at 917-882-7241 or go to Rockland Ques