Heroes Behind the Badges Winner Announced

Heroes Behind the BadgesSheldon, Iowa — Yesterday (Monday, February 15th) was the 9th Annual Heroes Behind the Badges Blood Drive in Sheldon.

Ken Ver Steeg, spokesman for the Community Blood Bank says that it’s a friendly competition between two teams of Sheldon emergency responders.

In addition to supplying blood for Sheldon, participants were able show their support for our local heroes, as well as those receiving treatment in the hospital. Every donor received a special t-shirt.

The numbers are in, with a total of 32 pints being donated, the team of the Sheldon Police and SCAT are the winners this year. They had 21 pints and the team of the Sheldon Fire Company and EMA received 11. The blood bank’s Ken Ver Steeg says that the 32 pints collected will help save up to 96 patients’ lives.

Ver Steeg says he wants to give a huge thank you to everyone who came out and donated.

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