On Monday, February 29, Action GM held their “Day It Forward” event and it was a resounding success. Throughout the day, folks from around southwest Georgia were encouraged to donate canned goods or make a donation to the Bloodmobile on site. What followed was a record setting day of generosity.
According to the officials from the Life South Bloodmobile, the record for blood donations in a single day event was 35 pints. During Action GM’s Day It Forward Event, residents of southwest Georgia donated more than 37 pints of blood. These donations will be used in Alabama, Georgia and Florida tri-state area hospitals. You can visit the Life South website here.
Another large part of the Day It Forward Event was the canned food drive that raised donations for local food banks and soup kitchens. With a goal of filling the bed of a Chevrolet Silverado with canned goods, the Day It Forward Event at Action GM was aiming high. Once again, however, the people of southwest Georgia stepped up and blew it away.
An entire van load of donors at Action GM’s Day It Forward Event (pictured with Randy Downing and Quinton Horne of Action GM)
According to Randy Downing of Action GM, “This was a huge success and we want to sincerely thank the people of Bainbridge and surrounding areas for donating to such worthwhile causes. It’s our pleasure to be a part of this fine community.”
Jennifer Castro won the $300 Grand Prize after donating canned goods to the Day It Forward Event at Action GM (Pictured with Becky Nussbaum of Action GM)
David Casagrand was a $100 winner after donating blood to the Action GM Day It Forward Event (Pictured with Drew Godwin of Action GM)