The Martin County and city of Stuart commissions recognized the Crary Buchanan blood drive with proclamations urging public support. The drive will remember those who died on 9-11 by helping to save lives.
The law firm will host the drive Sept. 9, 10 and 11, at its offices at 759 S. Federal Highway, Stuart.
“Blood donations on the weekend of 9-11 are a way to honor those who died on that fateful day by committing an act of kindness,” read in part the Martin County commission proclamation adopted on Aug. 30.
“It is important for the residents of Stuart to come together on the weekend of the Tenth Anniversary of this tragic event to pay tribute to those who died and reaffirm their commitment to the principles of this nation of life and liberty,” read in part the Stuart city commission proclamation adopted on Aug. 22.
“We thank both Martin County and city of Stuart commissioners for their support,” Mike Crary said.
All blood collected will stay in Martin County to help people, including those receiving chemotherapy treatment, those undergoing emergency surgery, accident victims and veterans receiving local treatment.
The drive begins at noon on Sept. 9 with a ceremony attended by the Stuart fire department. Donations will be accepted Sept. 9 from noon to 8 p.m., Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The goal for the second year is to break the Martin County record of 304 pints that the drive set in 2010.
Blood drive sponsors include Crary Buchanan, Seacoast National Bank, Steven Swann of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, The Experts, Martin Memorial Health Systems and Premier Party Rentals.