It was all smiles at the Pike County Administration Building when the United Way came to visit with Buddy Blood Drop.

It was all smiles at the Pike County Administration Building when the United Way came to visit with Buddy Blood Drop.

The United Way will partner with the American Red Cross to host the 7th Annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive on Saturday, September 12, at the Delaware Valley Middle School Gymnasium. To donate blood you must be 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and have identification with you. The doors will open at 8:45 am and close at 3 pm.

The blood drive is always supported by the Pike County Commissioners. Christine Obser, director of Human Development in Pike County, announced she will be the chairperson and also announced that she would be donating coffee and something sweet for the donors. So come out and have coffee with Christine!

“When you donate blood, you are truly giving the gift of life.  In fact, every unit of blood saves three lives. I hope you will come out and join me, together we will do something amazing,” said Obser. Obser announced all blood donors are eligible to enter a raffle and will have a chance to win an outdoor grill compliment of Myer and Myer CPA firm located in Milford.

“This year the United Way and the American Red Cross have set a goal of collecting 110 units of blood. We want to help them achieve that goal and we need your help. Giving blood is one of the easiest things we can do in order to make an immediate impact in our community,” said John Gilpin, Pike County treasurer

The United Way Day of Caring will begin at 7:45 am with registration and a big breakfast in the Delaware Valley 9-10 cafeteria. The breakfast will be provided compliments of Orange & Rockland Utilities. Every volunteer will receive a Day of Caring tee shirt compliment of The Dime Bank. Volunteers will then travel to local Human Service agencies to complete projects. Lunch will be provided at each agency.  Transportation will be provided by Delaware Valley School District. The workday will end at 3pm. please register in advance by visiting the United Way web site.

The Blood Drive hours will be 8:45 am to 3:00 pm Walk-Ins are welcome. If you would like to make an appointment, contact Catherine Capasso at 570-296-9980. For further information about the Blood Drive or The Day of Caring visit the UW website at, or call toll free 888-306-6963 or 570-296-9980. More information about any of the agencies providing services in Pike County can be found at