If you began worshipping at Timothy since 2005, you may not know how the Annual Adam’s Army Blood Drive originated. What a tremendous honor it is to host this ministry each year in early June!
Adam, the oldest of Jeff and Mary Reed’s five children, was a lifetime member of Timothy. Just before his 13th birthday, Adam was diagnosed with leukemia. He spent almost 2 ½ years in treatment, undergoing two bone marrow transplants, many rounds of chemo, and radiation. He entered his eternal heavenly home in May 2005, at the age of 15.
The Timothy family was a huge support to Adam and the Reed family throughout his fight. “Adam’s Army” started as a group of church friends and family who faithfully lifted him up in prayer, sent cards, visited, provided meals, organized fundraisers, and performed countless other acts of kindness and support.
After Adam went to heaven, his sister Jenna suggested that the family host a blood drive in his memory since blood and platelet transfusions were so vital during Adam’s treatment. It is a way to remember Adam while helping others in need.
The first blood drive was held at Timothy in May 2006, one year after Adam’s death. It has been held each year since then, and the 2020 Adam’s Army Blood Drive marks its 15th anniversary. The Timothy family continues to support the blood drive, and it has become the largest community-based drive in the Kansas City area.
You can help save lives by making an appointment on Timothy’s website for this year’s drive on Sunday, June 7, from 9am-3pm, in the Family Life Center at RD Mize. Donors must make an appointment; no walk-ins are allowed this year due to the COVID-19 considerations.
The first 50 donors will receive an extra bonus of a commemorative t-shirt, continuing the annual giveaway tradition. How many of us have all 15 shirts? Be sure to see the full t-shirt display when you join us at the blood drive. May God be glorified as we continue to touch lives for Christ! Sign up now for an appointment that suits your schedule!