Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) January 13, 2013
CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union, in partnership with Virginia Blood Services (VBS), is hosting a blood drive on January 18, 2012 from 12:00 – 3:00 pm at its Harrisonburg Regional Branch in Harrisonburg, Virginia to benefit the local community.
There is no substitute for human blood, it has to be donated. This blood drive benefits VBS , which is the local, nonprofit provider of blood products to 25 area hospitals. Blood donated to VBS stays local to help patients right here in our community.
When members donate blood, they will be entered into a drawing to win one of two $25 Visa gift cards.
Making an appointment is easy: Simply visit vadonor.org and search by zip code, 22802, to find the CommonWealth One location. The address is 42 Terri Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.
About CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union
Since 1944, CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Alexandria, VA, has grown to become one of Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia’s top credit unions with more than $304 million in assets serving more than 36,000 members. CommonWealth One is a full-service, member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative committed to being the lifetime financial institution of its members. It provides its members with lower fees and loan rates, plus higher savings rates. Excess earnings are returned to members in the form of higher dividend rates, lower interest rates on loans and low or no fees.
CommonWealth One has branches in downtown Washington, D.C., Alexandria, VA, and Harrisonburg, VA (one branch is located on the James Madison University campus). Members can access their accounts through Online Banking, Mobile and Text Banking, plus a network of over 6,700+ shared branches and 50,000+ transaction-fee-free ATMs across the country. For information, or to open an account online, visit http://www.cofcu.org.
Virginia Blood Services (VBS) is the local, nonprofit provider of blood products to area hospitals. When donors give blood with VBS, it stays local to help patients right here in our community. VBS holds nearly 2,700 blood drives every year and has centers throughout the state including two in Richmond and others throughout Charlottesville, Chester, Glen Allen, Waynesboro, and Harrisonburg. It takes more than 400 donations every day to meet the needs of patients in Charlottesville, Emporia, Farmville, Fishersville, Harrisonburg, Richmond, South Hill, the Staunton/Waynesboro area, Roanoke/New River Valley and the Northern Shenandoah Valley area. VBS is a member of America’s Blood Centers, a 77-member organization of independent, nonprofit, regional blood centers that provide half of the nation’s blood supply. As well as a member of Blood Centers of America, Inc., (BCA), whose members are community blood centers and provide over thirty-eight percent of the nation’s transfusion requirements.