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chemotherapy. These drives help me feel as if I am contributing to help patients and their families through an often difficult time.” It’s a good feeling, knowing that you’ve made a difference in someone’s life, that even the seemingly smallest of acts could change the future. Every second that you’re hooked up to those tubes, every pint that passes from your veins, means that one more person is given a chance at survival. And that’s a gift worth more than all the money in the world.

Want to Donate? Visit redcrossblood.org, download their app, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to schedule a blood donation appointment. Donors must present one primary form of identification such as a Red Cross donor ID, a driver’s license or other state- or governmentissued ID with photo, or a student ID with photo. With the help of a generous $1 million donation from Amazon, the Red Cross is thanking those who help alleviate the blood shortage by coming to donate July 29 through Aug. 29 with a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card* via email.

Meet Pamela Holz Recently named Executive Director for the Tennessee River Chapter of the American Red Cross, Holz brings her passion for serving and her professional expertise to the position, a strong combination that will serve as an asset to the organization in its efforts to provide emergency relief.

“The efforts of Governor’s Square Mall has always been greatly appreciated, and their support of the community blood program will go a long way toward replenishing blood supplies and ultimately saving lives,” says Carolyn Petty, American Red Cross Donor Recruitment Representative, Tennessee Valley Region. “We strive to be more of a community destination and outreach center and welcome charitable opportunities such as hosting the Red Cross blood drives. As someone who understands the numerous ways that individuals benefit from the donations, I encourage the Red Cross to schedule as many drives as possible here throughout the year,” says Governor’s Square Mall Marketing Director Andra Ruffier. “My father is currently battling cancer, so I know that patients often need transfusions for platelets and red cell replenishments, especially during

“We are thrilled to have Pamela join the Red Cross leadership team in Tennessee,” says Joel Sullivan, Regional Executive for the Tennessee Region. “Her passion for serving the community and her commitment to getting the Red Cross mission out in the public really excites us, and we look forward to supporting her in her new career.” As the former Center Operations and Program Manager for the USO Fort Campbell and Nashville—the world’s largest USO facility—Holz gained invaluable experience in managing the needs of large volumes of people as she oversaw more than 17,000 military guests a month. It was, for her, a way to serve the community; and in her new role, she looks forward to the opportunity to make an even greater impact.

“I am happiest when I am serving. I love helping people and taking care of people. The role I was in with the USO was very fulfilling, but I wanted to do more. When the opportunity came with the Red Cross, I knew that it was a perfect fit. I feel the job was written for me, and I’m so excited to have been selected to this position.”

Pamela Holz

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VIP Clarksville Magazine | August 2019  

Health. Beauty. Wellness. Adventure. Featuring local medical profiles, why The American Red Cross needs you, one of our new, favorite Nashvi...

VIP Clarksville Magazine | August 2019  

Health. Beauty. Wellness. Adventure. Featuring local medical profiles, why The American Red Cross needs you, one of our new, favorite Nashvi...