Airport Blood Drive Commemorates 9/11/01
On Monday, Sept. 14, employees of aviation-related activities at Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) will give of themselves at the airport’s annual blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross.
Employees working at the airport, the Federal Aviation Administration Tech Center, the New Jersey National Guard 177th Fighter Wing, the United States Coast Guard Air Station and the Transportation Safety Administration Training Center will donate blood from 10am-4pm.
“The annual blood drive is our way of remembering the tragic events of September 11th, and providing a way for personnel at the airport to do something positive in honor of those who died and those who worked to save victims,” says Bart Mueller, executive director of the South Jersey Transportation Authority (the owner/operator of ACY), in a release to the media.
Pamela Grites, executive director of the American Red Cross Southern Shore Chapter, said that her organization’s goal is to increase collection from this annual event by 25 percent.
“This event is a meaningful way to commemorate September 11th and contribute something positive to our region,” says Grites in the release. “We value the commitment and contribution of the Atlantic City International Airport and employees of all of the aviation facilities there.”