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Fairfield Harbour Hosts American Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, April 19

Local Boating and Golf Community Partners with National Nonprofit for Upcoming Event

New Bern, NC, April 18, 2013 --( Fairfield Harbour (, a residential boating and golf community located 15 minutes from historic New Bern, has announced that it will host an American Red Cross blood drive on Friday, April 19 from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Community Center and Firehouse, located at 585 Broad Creek Road. The American Red Cross works with more than 50,000 blood drive sponsors each year to hold approximately 200,000 blood drives nationwide. Donations make it possible for the Red Cross to provide blood for patients in nearly 3,000 hospitals across the United States.

Following this week’s tragedy at the Boston Marathon, Fairfield Harbour has opened the blood drive to the surrounding New Bern community in order to support those directly impacted by the unfortunate events of April 15. The American Red Cross has a long history of supporting the Boston Marathon with volunteers and first aid stations. Immediately after the disaster, the Red Cross continued to support runners, their loved ones and the entire community with food, drinks and blankets and mental and emotional assistance at medical tents and reception sites. Furthermore, the Red Cross has provided 100 additional blood products to several Boston hospitals to help meet the needs of those injured in the marathon.

To schedule an appointment with the Red Cross or to learn about volunteer opportunities, visit

“In the aftermath of Monday’s tragedy, we hope this blood drive will bring our local community together to support those impacted by the terrible events at the Boston Marathon,” said Mystre’ Van Horn, on-site community manager for Fairfield Harbour. “We strongly urge all those who live near Fairfield Harbour and New Bern to participate in this worthwhile community event.”

About Fairfield Harbour:
Established in 1975, Fairfield Harbour is a boating and golf community located 15 minutes from historic New Bern, North Carolina. Residents living in this recreational, resort and retirement community have access to numerous social networks as well as a 75-acre manmade harbor along the Neuse River that lies only 18 miles from the Intracoastal Waterway. Fairfield Harbour is located on more than 2,000 acres and includes more than 1,300 privately-owned single family homes, 144 condominiums and 24 townhouses. Dedicated to giving back to the community, Fairfield Harbour and its residents actively support more than 75 nonprofit groups in the region, including the Wounded Warrior Project, Tryon Palace, Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation and Coastal Women’s Shelter. Community Association Services (CAS, Inc.), which is led by John Stone, president, serves as the professional management company for Fairfield Harbour. Fairfield Harbour was most recently named “Community of the Year” by the Community Association Institute of North Carolina. For more information about Fairfield Harbour, visit

About The American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join the blog at

Kathleen Donnelly
MMI Public Relations
(919) 233-6600
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Patty Briguglio
919 233 6600

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