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As a small business, our greatest asset is our people. Even though we really are family owned and independently run…everyone from our cashiers, to sales associates, to administrative staff is family. Many of us have worked together for 5, 10, 20+ years. We get to see children born from co-workers, and then we get to see those children get married and have children of their own. We get to celebrate great times, but we also get to ache when times might not be so great.

Right now, we’re aching for one of our own.

Many of you know Kim Honan. He worked in our hardware division in Duluth for several years before moving to Alpharetta and helping that store open the doors in 2013. He loves helping customers and is genuinely one of the friendliest people you will ever meet. Kim and his wife were involved in a car crash a few weeks ago, and he has been in the hospital ever since. If you would, say some prayers for the Honan family.

In times like these, you wonder what you can do and how you can help. While it may not specifically help Kim at this point, one thing which accidents like this always brings need for is blood. This Friday, there is a blood drive happening at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Here are the details:

Location: Backstage at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.
Park in the Delta VIP Lot and enter through the Carl Black Club.

After donating blood, please join us ON STAGE for food and drink. Selfies are encouraged. Show off that you donated blood AND stood where many rockers have sung your favorite songs! You will also receive a commemorative 2015 concert poster, while supplies last.

Eligible donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment to give blood by
• using the Blood Donor App
• calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
• visiting redcrossblood.org – Please enter in zip code 30009

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Blood donors of all types, especially those with types AB, O negative, A negative and B negative, are needed to ensure blood is available whenever and wherever needed.

Blood and platelet donors can feel confident that by donating blood through the American Red Cross that they are helping to ensure that blood products are available for patients in about 100 hospitals in the Southern Blood Services Region, as well as hospital patients throughout the country.

For those who are unable to donate blood, visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

The Blood Donor App is free and available for download on iPhone and Android devices through the App Store and Google Play or by texting BLOODAPP to 90999 for a link to download it.

Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in most states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.

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