GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Thursday ECU Police and the Red Cross came together for a blood drive in honor of the first responders of the 9/11 attacks.
Dozens of students came in between classes to give blood and possibly save a life.
Lieutenant Chris Sutton said it is important to remember the debt those first responders paid on that day and to do what we can to also serve our country.
“Service is the rent we pay for the privileged to live on this Earth, and this is just another way we can provide an additional service to our community with offering opportunities for blood drives like this today,” said Sutton
He said they had a great turnout of first-time donors, but also a lot of veteran donors.
Miesha Meadows said she is proud to serve her community in honor of those fallen.
“That was such a tragic event that happened and I know a lot of people lost their lives and a lot of people needed blood at that time. We can’t contribute to them, but you know I am contributing to lives now,” said Meadows.
Sutton said this is an event he would like to make annual and involve other local law enforcement.