Local volunteer Cindy Anderson (pictured here from a 2008 blood drive) phoned me last week about scheduling an appointment for next week’s blood drive. I told her I preferred to make an appointment via their website and she graciously called back a day later with the details. It works slick. A day later, I even used it to change my appointment time. Here are the links/steps:
Fire destroyed much of Al Linder’s townhouse adjacent to Hidden Valley Park last evening, part of the Valley Pond Townhome Association. His townhouse is on Hidden Valley Drive, right around the corner from our townhouse. Al was not at home when the fire broke out but arrived shortly afterwards.
The smoke damage displaced residents in the two units to the north of his, Don and Shannon Mills, and George and Leslie Selvig. Sandy Pieri, a volunteer with the Rice – LeSueur Red Cross Chapter and a townhouse owner on the same block, was on hand to help arrange temporary housing for the three affected homeowers.