A local boy scout and his family are urging people to give blood because it could help save the life of someone you don’t even know.
The Do a Good Turn Daily blood drive was inspired by Dickinson boy scout Taven Wilson.
He’s doing this as part of his Eagle Scout project and received plenty of support from the community on Monday afternoon.
The American Legion Post 3 arranged it so he could hold it at the Stark County Veteran’s Pavillion, and the Angel 37 soup kitchen donated food and drinks.
Vitalant was the blood service provider for the event and had a blood mobile in front of the pavilion.
Wilson’s inspiration for the project is a close family member who lost his life in an accident in 2016.
“He(uncle) needed blood transfusions and my mom donated blood for the first time because she was scared of needles, and she is paying it forward for all the blood transfusions my uncle had gotten from people donating,” said Wilson.
His goal was to have about 50 people donate blood; he already had 40 appointments scheduled by 2:30 pm on Monday.