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Monday, 8 March 2021

Setting the scene for the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

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Setting the scene for the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive
Setting the scene for the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

They’ll be out for blood in Gautier tomorrow, but it’s all for a good, life-saving cause.

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- - they'll be out for blood in - gautier tomorrow, but - it's all for a good, life-savin- cause!- news 25's toni miles takes us t- gulf coast gas in gautier, wher- south mississippi law - enforcement, fire fighters and- other community leaders set the- stage for tomorrow's- battle of the badges blood driv- event.- - police, the sheriff's - department, mississippi highway- patrol, fire fighters and - others were on the scene at gul- coast gas in gautier- monday...they weren't respondin- to a crisis, but- rather a critical need...warmin- up and banding together for a - blood drive set to take place - here wednesday... - sheriff mike ezell, jackson - county sheriff's department:- "we've had so many things going on in the last - year, just here in our own- hometown.

We've had storms. - we've had various issues come u- on top of covid.

This will be a- good time for - everyone to come together and d- something good for the- community."

Gina necaise, coastal region- coordinator, the blood center:- "it's a friendly competition between the fire and police.- you're going to have fun.

You'r- going to save up to three - lives, and you're going to get - t-shirt."

<nats>- and a front row seat to quite - the show, including - demonstrations- from jasper, the k-9, various - law enforcement agencies, fire- fighters and more.- as well as a taste of italy ...- all donors will receive a gift- certificate to roma's - restaurant.

- <nats>- toni miles, news 25: "and you don't have to wear a badge to - give blood.

Anyone who- lives in south mississippi is - urged to come on out, roll up - - - your sleeve and give blood."

Gina necaise, coastal region- coordinator, the blood center:- "this morning we saw a dip in our inventory.

Right - now we have an urgent need for- all blood types.

Not only - are we supplying the hospitals- that we service, which includes- the singing - river health system, but we're- also trying to help texas and - arkansas, our - neighbors.

We really, really- need the donors to come out."

Mayor phil torjusen, gautier: - "we just pray that you come out and give blood because- it's service above self.

Look a- all the first responders who ar- out here to help, so- let's come out and support- them."

You can do just that wednesday- at the battle of the badges - blood drive.- headed up by the gautier rotary- club and its president rico - borrazzo, the event is set to - take place here at gulf coast - gas off highway 90 in gautier - from 10 am to 4 pm... - in gautier, toni miles,

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