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Blood Donor Opportunity in Austin on September 6th

For those interested in donating blood, dominoes, fire trucks, or Shriners, especially in the Austin area, read on. You can donate blood and see all the rest on September 6th.

A Day of Caring & Sharing - Save a Life

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008

Ben Hur Shrine Center

7811 Rockwood Dr, Austin

512-480-0812

Activities

Presented by: The Ben Hur Shriners

The Blood Center of Central Texas

Texas Fire Marshal’s Fire Safety House

Austin Fire Department Fire Truck

The Ben Hur Shrine Clowns

Benefitting: - Shriners’ Hospitals for Children Burn Hospital in Galveston, TX

- Austin Children and Adults as they learn Fire Safety Skills


Please read or post:

Join the Ben Hur Shriners, The Blood Center and the Texas Fire Marshal,

Saturday, September 6. 2008 at the Ben Hur Shrine Center located at 7811 Rockwood

Drive, Austin for a Day of Caring and Sharing – Save a Life.

From 10-2 PM The Blood Center will be in the Multi-purpose room at the Shrine Center taking Blood Donations to help benefit the Shriners’ Hospitals for Children Burn Hospital in Galveston. The units of blood collected will also be benefiting the Austin community and surrounding area.

And that’s not all. The State Fire Marshal’s Fire Safety House will be on the scene teaching kids and adults fire safety in the home. The Austin Fire Department will also have a Fire Truck on site.

The Shriners’ Hospitals for Children Traveling Van will be there as well; providing the

Austin community the opportunity to learn more about what the Shriners’ Hospitals for Children do.

Don’t miss this opportunity to help the children. Give to those currently in need and maybe even help educate your child so they won’t one day be in need of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Burn Hospital services.

You just might save a life by participating in this event Saturday, Sept. 6th at the Ben Hur Shrine center at 7811 Rockwood Drive in Austin. Bring your family and friends.

The Ben Hur Shrine Clowns will be on hand waiting to greet you.


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