Donating Blood to the Red Cross

Bishop Kenneth Ulmer, the senior pastor at Inglewood, California’s, Faithful Central Bible Church, earned a doctor of ministry from the United Theological Seminary and a doctor of divinity from the Southern California School of Ministry. As a spiritual leader, Bishop Kenneth Ulmer reaches out to the local and international communities through his support of organizations such as the Los Angeles Urban League and the American Red Cross.

As the holiday season approaches, the American Red Cross has begun a campaign urging healthy individuals to donate blood. As families become busy during the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, blood donations at organizations like the Red Cross frequently decrease. Donating blood is one of the simplest and most effective ways to support the American Red Cross. There are, however, a few requirements an individual must meet prior to making a blood donation.

In addition to being in overall good health, a person must be at least 16 or 17 years of age and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds. Additional rules apply in certain states, for females, and in the event of a double red cell donation. An individual living with a condition like diabetes should consult with a physician prior to donating, while repeat donors must wait between 56 and 112 days before making successive donations.

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Habitat LA Completes Long Beach Housing Project

Bishop Kenneth Ulmer currently serves as a teacher and the senior pastor at Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, California. In addition to overseeing operations at the church, Bishop Kenneth Ulmer engages in philanthropic projects with charities such as Habitat for Humanity and the Kings University National Foundation for Transplants.

Employees of the Griffin Capital Corporation have recently collaborated with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) on a multi-unit residential development in Long Beach, California. Located near Griffin Capital Corporation headquarters in El Segundo, the Long Beach complex has been designed to serve the needs of low-income, hardworking families living in underserved areas of the state. More than 40 individuals representing the Griffin company took part in a variety of homebuilding tasks, ranging from the framing and erecting of walls to the laying of water lines. As is so often the case during a Habitat for Humanity project, many of the contributors had never handled the tools or practiced the skills necessary for the construction of a house. Griffin employees and the complex’s future tenants, however, took the challenge head on, enjoying every minute.