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Flathead Electric Co-op plans to host blood drive, fundraiser

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Flathead Electric Cooperative is trying to host a record-breaking blood drive to help the community. It's a two-part effort called the Pulse Project.

The event will take place Sept. 13-14 at the Flathead Electric Co-op.

Organizers hope to collect 150 pints of blood, so they need about 180 people to sign up in advance in case people can’t make it the day of the drive.

If the goal is reached they say it would be the biggest blood drive in the state.

The second part of the project is raising $10,000 to help customers when they hit a tough spot. The Co-op would have a fund for their members to help them make a payment if needed.

They're hoping to raise money by asking businesses to donate money per pint of blood donated.

"We feel an obligation to help our community wherever we can, and our members,” Flathead Cooperative public relations officer Wendy Ostrom-Price said. “We've hosted regular blood drives here. It's always been a great cause for us, and we've decided we wanted to go big."

The Co-op also hopes to make it an annual event.

If you want to donate or sponsor the drive, you can click here.

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