JVM to Host Seven Blood Drives in Kansas City
At JVM Realty, we have a list of 25 pillars, known as The JVM Way, that describe the behaviors and practices that are the foundation of our culture. Number 12 on that list is: Contribute to the community.
We realize that by being an active and invested part of the community, we can be more than just a corporation. Rather, we’re a group of people working together toward the same goal of making a meaningful difference in the lives of those around us.
We encourage our associates to get involved in the areas in which they live, and we enable them to do so through our Corporate Gift Matching program and Community Days, as well as by partnering with local non-profits and charities. In that spirit of community betterment, we are proud to announce an initiative for our Kansas City communities. Starting on July 31 and continuing through the month of August, we are partnering with the Red Cross to host seven separate blood drives in the Kansas City, Mo., area. The drives will involve all nine of our properties in the market.
The impact these blood drives could have is clear. Consider that every two seconds, someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion, from accident and burn victims to heart surgery, organ transplant and cancer patients. One blood donation, a voluntary act that takes about 30 minutes from start to finish, may help save up to three lives. With over 21 million blood transfusions performed every year in the U.S. alone, the need for blood donors is always high, and the Red Cross recently declared it is facing a critical blood shortage.
We believe that community building is an important part of apartment living. We are encouraging both our residents and management to participate in these blood drives and give back to the Kansas City community.
We believe that each of us has a responsibility to help those in need. Especially now during a ciritical nationwide shortage, donating blood is an easy way to literally save lives.
If you are in the Kansas City area, please go to redcrossblood.org to sign up for one of the following events. Each drive will be from 2 PM to 6 PM. The dates and locations of the scheduled blood drives are below:
Tuesday, July 31
The Sovereign at Overland Park
13310 Melrose Ln
Overland Park, KS 66213
13590 Earnshaw St
Overland Park, KS 66221
Wednesday, August 1
Summit on Quality Hill (in partnership with Apex on Quality Hill)
1200 Washington St
Kansas City, MO 64105
The Landing at Briarcliff
601 NW 38th St
Kansas City, MO 64116
11024 Delaware Pkwy
Kansas City, KS 66109
Tuesday, August 21
New Longview (in partnership with The Residences of Longview)
460 SW Longview Blvd
Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
Wednesday, August 22
4631 S Eastland Center Dr
Independence, MO 64055