El­der’s Ace Hard­ware is a Blood As­sur­ance “Cham­pion”

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Non­profit re­gional blood cen­ter Blood As­sur­ance an­nounced that El­der’s Ace Hard­ware is its August #BACham­pion com­mu­nity part­ner. A #BACham­pion is a com­mu­nity part­ner who has com­mit­ted to rais­ing aware­ness within their com­mu­nity through var­i­ous spe­cial events ded­i­cated to ed­u­ca­tion and blood col­lec­tion.

“We are hon­ored to part­ner with Blood As­sur­ance to help raise aware­ness of the need for blood do­na­tions this month,” said Tom Glenn, pres­i­dent of El­der’s Ace Hard­ware. “El­der’s was founded on the prin­ci­ple of help­ful­ness…not just in the stores, but through­out our com­mu­nity as well. It’s a priv­i­lege to help our neigh­bors who find them­selves as pa­tients in need.”

Through the #BACham­pion ini­tia­tive, Blood As­sur­ance unites with busi­nesses and or­ga­ni­za­tions to fur­ther ed­u­cate the com­mu­nity on the im­por­tance of blood do­na­tions. The #BACham­pion ti­tle is given to an or­ga­ni­za­tion that is ded­i­cated to rais­ing aware­ness of the con­stant need for blood do­na­tions within their com­mu­nity.

“El­der’s Ace Hard­ware has been giv­ing back to the East Ten­nessee and North Ge­or­gia re­gions for many years, and Blood As­sur­ance is proud to have them as our August #BACham­pion,” said Jay Baum­gard­ner, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of mar­ket­ing and com­mu­nity re­la­tions for Blood As­sur­ance. “Blood sup­ply is very low in the sum­mer months, and El­der’s Ace Hard­ware is help­ing to en­sure that blood do­na­tions are avail­able for pa­tients in need.”

El­der’s Ace Hard­ware was founded in 1969 when El­der Glenn and three part­ners opened their first store out­side of the Chat­tanooga city lim­its. In the last 48 years, the com­pany has re­mained a fam­ily owned and lo­cally op­er­ated group and has ex­panded to in­clude 20 stores. El­der Glenn’s sons, Tom Glenn and Grif Glenn, vice pres­i­dent and con­troller, man­age the stores with the phi­los­o­phy of pro­vid­ing out­stand­ing cus­tomer ser­vice to all guests, hir­ing staff with ex­pe­ri­ence in hard­ware, stock­ing topof-the-line prod­ucts and of­fer­ing com­pet­i­tive pric­ing.

El­der’s Ace Hard­ware has 20 lo­ca­tions through­out East Ten­nessee and North Ge­or­gia. Th­ese lo­ca­tions in­clude nine stores in Chat­tanooga, one store in Cleve­land, four stores in North Ge­or­gia and six stores in Knoxville.

If you would like to learn more about be­com­ing a #BACham­pion, please con­tact the Blood As­sur­ance mar­ket­ing de­part­ment at (423) 752-5926 or visit blood­as­sur­ance.org/ bacham­pion-2017. For the lat­est Blood As­sur­ance news and up­dates, fol­low @ Blood­As­sur­ance on Face­book, Twit­ter and In­sta­gram.

All donors will re­ceive the “Donor Surf Co.” T-shirt; donors 18 years or older will be en­tered into a Blood As­sur­ance monthly draw­ing for a $100 El­der’s Ace Hard­ware gift card, com­pli­ments of August #BACham­pion El­der’s Ace Hard­ware; and donors 18 years or older will also be en­tered into a draw­ing to win the “Pick Your Par­adise” va­ca­tion get­away for a $1,500 travel voucher end­ing on Aug. 31.

To be el­i­gi­ble to do­nate blood, you must be at least 18 years old (16 and 17 years old with parental con­sent), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. Donors are asked to drink plenty of flu­ids — avoid­ing caffeine — and eat a meal that is rich in iron prior to do­nat­ing. To sched­ule an ap­point­ment at a donor cen­ter or blood drive near you, please visit www.blood­as­sur­ance. org, call 800-962-0628 or text ‘BAGIVE ‘ to 444999.

Blood As­sur­ance is a non­profit, full-ser­vice re­gional blood cen­ter serv­ing 51 coun­ties and

more than 76 health care fa­cil­i­ties in Ten­nessee, Ge­or­gia, Alabama, North Carolina and Vir­ginia. Founded in 1972 as a joint ef­fort of the Chat­tanoogaHamil­ton County Med­i­cal So­ci­ety, the Chat­tanooga Area Hos­pi­tal Coun­cil and the Chat­tanooga Jaycees, the mission of Bloodw As­sur­ance is to pro­vide a safe and ad­e­quate sup­ply of blood and blood com­po­nents to every area pa­tient in need.

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