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Blood drive unites faiths

Twenty-five years ago, people from multiple faiths in Toledo, Ohio, came together in peace and fellowship to save lives: They organized their community to give blood. The annual Interfaith Blood Drive has been hosted by Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church ever since. Organizers believe it's the oldest interfaith blood drive in the country. After the annual drive (this year June 22-23), a worship service titled "Celebration of Life" is held. It celebrates the diversity in the community through song, dance and readings.


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