PITTSTON TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — An area occasion to spotlight regionally black-owned companies additionally emphasised well being for minorities.
Greater than 20 black-owned companies participated, Saturday, in a pop-up market at Miller-Keystone Blood Heart close to Pittston.
Distributors and prospects had been inspired to donate blood to assist offset a nationwide blood scarcity. The occasion was held to handle blood wanted for such circumstances as Sickle Cell Anemia which is most prevalent among the many African American inhabitants.
“I felt the necessity to acknowledge and honor native black companies and minority-owned companies and likewise to assist accumulate blood from completely different ethnic teams, minorities to assist us diversify our blood provide,” defined Kathy Rowinski, Account Supervisor, Miller-Keystone Blood Heart
“We’re serving to out the blood financial institution as a result of they’re quick on blood proper now, so all of the distributors actually needed to do was donate some blood to assist save lives and that’s what we’re right here for right now,” mentioned Brock Vieney, vendor.
Objects raffled off help the annual Black-Owned Enterprise Expo. It’s scheduled for the final weekend of this August at Mohegan Solar Conference Heart close to Wilkes-Barre.