On April 20th from 8:45am to 3:00 pm the cadets of Marion Military Academy located at 5895 S E 83rd St, Ocala, FL 34472 (In front of the Associated grocer’s warehouse) will hold a community blood drive and light lunch as well as a car wash to benefit Kimberly’s Cottage, a local shelter for abused and traumatized children.
When the Superintendent of schools announced this date as a “walk out date” so students could protest and discuss how gun violence affects them, our cadets came and asked if they could walk out too, but do something positive for the community. Their reasoning was, that incidents like the Tragedy at Parkland always put a strain on community blood banks and students are always traumatized and need a way to cope. By hosting a blood drive and a car wash for donation to Kimberly’s Cottage, they would be creating positive change in our county.
Thanks so much.