Kiwanis Club of Temecula Valley recently hosted a successful mobile blood drive

Temecula, CA – The Kiwanis Club of Temecula Valley recently hosted a very successful mobile blood drive at the Broken Yolk Café in Temecula, according to Gregory Kind, president of the Temecula-based service club.

“It was a tremendous honor to be the host organization for the LifeStream Blood Bank mobile blood drive,” said Kind. “We had a great turnout of our own members who helped meet and greet blood donors, and several members and friends were able to donate blood themselves.”

Kiwanis Club members who participated on the day of the blood drive included, Chuck Skaggs, Rich Connington, Tom Teagle, Jim Stead, Paul Rieker, and Lynn Effinger, who used to be the Area Representative for LifeStream several years ago in the greater Temecula Valley. But, according to Effinger, the entire club worked together as a team to promote the drive.

“This was the first time our Kiwanis Club had hosted a mobile blood drive, so it was important to do all we could to promote it in the community,” said Effinger. “We also had help promoting the blood drive from the great people at the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce, and, of course, LifeStream promoted it as well.”

By any measure, the Kiwanis Club of Temecula Valley mobile blood drive was a success. According to Kind, thirty people came with the intent to donate blood and 24 pints were collected.

“This was one of the most rewarding community service projects that we have participated in this year,” said Kind. “Donating blood is one of the most unselfish

things you can do for others, and you are literally saving lives by doing so.”

According to Kind, the Kiwanis Club of Temecula Valley has already scheduled another blood drive for November 28th, as blood inventories need to be replenished around the holiday season.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. The Kiwanis Club of Temecula Valley is focused on serving the needs of their community with emphasis on children. For example, they sponsor eight area Key Clubs at local high schools, give a number of scholarships each year to high school graduates, support the Boys and Girls Clubs, the local food bank, partner with the city and chamber of commerce on a variety of events, among other community service oriented projects.

For information about the Kiwanis Club of Temecula Valley, please visit their web site at, or you may call Lynn Effinger at 951-514-5699.