The Family Counseling Center Hosts American Red Cross
The Family Counseling Center of Fulton County has become a hub for community health – both mental health and general wellbeing. The newly renovated building on Broadway in Gloversville has hosted multiple community health events since 2021 in their Event Center, a space purpose-built for community outreach.
Red Cross Blood Drive
The Family Counseling Center hosts monthly blood drives by the American Red Cross. Each event welcomes nearly 30 individuals making donations. The Red Cross provides about 40% of our nation’s blood and blood components. According to the Red Cross website, each year over 6.8 million people in the United States donate blood; despite this, the organization is in urgent need for more people to make appointments and donate as demand outpaces supply. Donations help cancer patients, trauma injuries, sickle cell patients, burn victims, and more.
The next Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at The Family Counseling Center on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled by clicking this link. Or by clicking here. Blood drives are also scheduled for December 15, 2022 and January 25, 2023.
“We are astounded by the amazing community health partners who have scheduled events with The Family Counseling Center,” said Peter Lawrence, Deputy Executive Director at The Family Counseling Center. “Our Event Center was designed to be a hub of community activity, health, and education. The ability to have a central location in downtown Gloversville for outreach events such as the vaccine clinics and blood drives is a boon to the community as a whole. We look forward to offering more events such as these and working with more partners in the coming months.”
Michael Countryman, the organization’s Executive Director added, “The Family Counseling Center has been at the heart of the community for over 46 years. We are thrilled to continue to offer mental and behavioral health options to our neighbors through our programs and services. We are also thankful to our partners as we work together to build a health community.”
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