Flathead Electric Cooperative hosts largest Red Cross Community Blood Drive in Montana History

Red Cross - Pulse Project

Thanks to a lot of help from employees and members at large, Flathead Electric Co-op succeeded in hosting the largest American Red Cross (ARC) Community Blood Drive in Montana history! The Pulse Project (held September 13-14 at the Co-op’s Kalispell headquarters) was an effort to help meet the emergency need for blood going on here and across the country. Sandy Carlson, Donor Recruitment Manager for ARC in Kalispell, describes the event as an enormous contribution to their cause.

“Over a two-day time frame, the Red Cross processed 165 donors and collected 139 pints of lifesaving blood.  Thanks go out to the dedicated team at Flathead Electric, for without their efforts, we would not have had this wonderful opportunity.   We are deeply grateful to FEC and to all the donors who participated in this event.  You are all lifesaving heroes!”

As a member-owned, not-for-profit Cooperative, Flathead Electric has limited financial resources to help members, but thanks to generous sponsors of the Pulse Project, businesses and individuals alike; in addition to the blood collection, over $13,000 was raised for an energy assistance fund to aid members who are experiencing a temporary financial crisis and struggling to pay their electric bill.
To those of you who made these essential contributions, please accept the Co-op’s heartfelt gratitude and know that you were part of something very special. Your generous gifts will truly keep on giving to those in need.