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For the past three years, I have had the privilege of organizing blood drives for City Council District 19, covering northeast Queens from College Point to Little Neck.

For obvious reasons, this year has been something of a challenge, but the annual Council District 19 Summer Blood Drive will be Sept. 5 from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Bell Boulevard at the Long Island Rail Road Bayside station overpass.

I have a challenge of my own. There are six people vying for the opportunity to represent the district in the Council. I challenge them to advance this valuable Council function by encouraging their supporters, friends and family to participate.

I realize this is an important day to my Jewish friends, but the need for blood observes no calendar. We will do anything we can to accommodate you so you can get home to be with your loved ones.

Here is the link to make an online appointment and be eligible to receive a $25 American Express gift card provided by the Bayside Village Business Improvement District after you donate: https://drm.nybloodcenter.org/PublicScheduler/GroupLanding.aspx?s=67568.

You can also call the district office at 718-631-6703 during normal business hours. All donors are also eligible to receive a pair of New York Mets-San Francisco Giants tickets provided by Gregg Sullivan of Bayside Live TV.

Make an appointment or just show up. You can help save three lives.

Victor Mimoni

Director of Communications

Council District 19

Whitestone

Posted 12:00 am, September 3, 2013
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