64 pints of blood were collected at the April 25, 2016 Alma Area Red Cross Blood Drive. The blood drive is truly a community event. Organizations that cooperate throughout the year include: St. John Church-Alma, St. Lawrence Catholic Church, St. Peter & St. Luke- United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church – Alma, Nelson LIONS Club, Alma LIONS Club, American Legion Auxiliary, Mill Creek 4-H Club, Alma School Student Council, and of course all of the dedicated blood donors. A number of students from Alma School either gave blood or volunteered their time making cookies and working the canteen area. Students that participated include: Maya Smith, Samantha Bennish, Randy Engstrand, Zane Lehnartz, Megan Reinhardt, Megan Johnson, Caleb Ritscher, Louise Rotering, Ryan Hanson, Andrew Brevick, Mackenzie Wick, Emily Rybarczyk, Julia Rotering, Kesley Secrist, Jake Rybarczyk, Brilyn Brecka. The next blood drive will be Monday, July 18th at St. John Church-Alma.