Haas to Host Blood Drive September 30th

Haas to Host Blood Drive September 30th

Haas to Host Blood Drive September 30th  (Kankakee, IL) State Representative Jackie Haas is hosting a blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross.  The event is Friday, September 30th from 11:00am—4:00pm at the Bourbonnais Municipal Center, 700 Main Street, NW. 

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Representative Haas’ Blood Drive will help local blood banks increase their supply to prevent any statewide blood shortage, which has effected Illinois in the past. This is the second blood drive Haas has hosted in in her district over the last year and she encourages her constituents to come out and donate to help bolster the state’s supply.

“Blood donation is a small step we can all take to help save lives,” said Rep. Haas. “I have seen our community turn out in droves to donate and I am constantly impressed with the work we are able to do together. Blood banks need our help right now and I know our community here will step up to the challenge.”

About Jackie Haas 

Walk-ins will be welcome, but an appointment is preferred.  To schedule an appointment contact Rep. Haas’ office at (815) 523-7779 or make an appointment online here: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time

Jackie Haas is the State Representative for the 79th House District, serving residents in Kankakee, Will, and Grundy Counties. She has dedicated her life to serving the most vulnerable among us.

Jackie attended St. Patrick’s Grade School in Momence and Bishop McNamara High School. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Valparaiso University. She received her Master’s degree with a specialization in mental health from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Jane Addams School of Social Work.

For 30 years, Jackie has served her community as a social worker, focused on helping underserved populations, and advocating for those who cannot speak for themselves. In 1994, Jackie joined the Helen Wheeler Center for Community Mental Health and became the organizations CEO in 2000, pushing to expand health care, economic opportunity, and early childhood development throughout her community. Jackie served on the Kankakee County Board from 2018 to 2020. As CEO and county board member, Jackie has experience on both sides of government.

Haas to Host Blood Drive September 30th

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