HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital continues to support their neighbors through multiple avenues. The hospital recently collected items for packages to send to U.S. military personnel and also is sponsoring a blood drive on Thursday.
The items collect for the troops will be donated to local resident Pat Garlick, who makes Pride Packages for military members. She sends out packages several times a year, and the recent drive focused on Easter gifts. The boxes include items like playing cards, gum, candy, treats, deodorant, foot powder and other toiletries.
The hospital is sponsoring the blood drive to be held at First Baptist Church in Shelbyville on Thursday. It will run from noon until 6 p.m. on that day. After donating, cobbler and soup from Longbranch Grill in Shelbyville will be served. Donors can schedule an appointment prior to Thursday by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, but the drive will also accept walk-in donors.