By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX
With support from Rio Hondo’s Fire and Police Departments, Twin Palms RV Resort in Rio Hondo is gearing up to host its inaugural Blood Drive and Health Fair.
Twin Palms Activities Director Sharon Taylor said, “The Police Chief (William Bilokury) is working with us. We will have air evacuation teams and first responders (present) at the blood drive.”
Taylor expanded, saying that “Volunteers from Valley Baptist (Medical Center) will be there, too, and there will be an ambulance service.” Valley Baptist will reportedly be offering free blood pressure screenings at the event.
Bilokury, the new Public Safety Director in charge of both the RHFD and RHPD, said a paramount goal of his includes raising public awareness and keeping an open line of communication between the City’s first responders and the community they service, which is why “We’re coordinating a blood drive with Twin Palms,” he said.
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