MESH Blood Drive 2011


To once again prove that MESH is what MESH does, we will be hold our third annual Blood Drive to try to deliver 100 units of blood for use throughout the Pittsburgh region.

We are scheduling donations for October 15, from 9 AM to 3 PM at The Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills (aka Sunnyhill).  Between now and then, we are reaching out to South Hills residents to recruit blood donors and new MESH members.

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Blood Drive 2010 Results

The 2nd Annual MESH Blood Drive was conducted July 10, 2010 at The Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills.  Ten Central Blood Bank staff were on site, and by all their accounts the drive was successful.  Special thanks to Kathy Ryan, our CBB Account Rep, Melissa Smith, our CBB Drive Supervisor, and Elizabeth Mortimer, UU Church Administrator for their professional effort.  53 donations were made to save local lives.  Mobile drives like ours account for 50% of the blood supply required by regional patients.

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Blood Drive Phone Bank

This phone bank will be the largest group recruitment activity of our Blood Drive Project.  It will boost our ongoing phone campaign.  There are 2 shifts: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

Event date/time: 
Sat, 07/03/2010 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

MESH Blood Drive 2010

In the United States, every two seconds someone needs blood.  Almost 50 percent of the blood needed for area patients comes from mobile blood drives like ours.  Thus, organizations like MESH play a vital role in the delivery of health care in our region and are responsible for brightening thousands of area lives each year.  MESH is what MESH does!

Visit the Blood Drive 2010 project page to view volunteer opportunities and donor information.

Sign-up to donate by using this link, or call the MESH Hotline at 412-451-8359.

Vote 2010 Kick-off Canvass

Vote 2010 LogoOn June 5, Organizing for America is kicking off the 2010 canvassing season with a kick-ass concept: Reach out to first-time voters in 2008 and get them to commit to vote in 2010. Barack Obama brought out millions of first-time voters in 2008, resulting in the best showing by a Democratic presidential candidate in decades. We need to keep those people coming back to the polls in 2010, 2012, and on. There are 3 canvasses to choose from: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, and 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm.          Read more....

Event date/time: 
Sat, 06/05/2010 - 10:00am - 6:30pm

Power of 32

Power of 32 LogoMESH member, Yvette Yescas, was featured in a recent edition of The Almanac for her work with the Power of 32! You can read the article here:

If you have not joined a Power of 32 Community Conversation, you have one more chance!

Join the FINAL Power of 32 in Dormont:

For more information, please contact Yvette Yescas at:

Camp OFA 2010

Signing Health Care BillThis weekend Organizing for America is holding Camp OFA Training 2010 all across America. Whether you are new to OFA or a seasoned veteran, there is a training for you as we work together to build the Neighborhood Team structure and support the President's agenda.

We'll give you all the skills you'll need to be a more effective organizer -- and then we'll discuss how we'll put those skills into action this year: fighting for allies of the President in the midterm elections this fall, enacting real Wall Street reform, pushing forward a clean-energy economy, and much more.

On Saturday April 24th we will be having a Team Member training where we discuss ways to build the team structure, organize locally around issues, and talk to first time voters. This training will be held in Point Breeze in Pittsburgh at Saleem's house (Event info and signup).

On Sunday April 25th we will be having an advanced training where we will go over data, advanced team building, and messaging. This training will be held in the South Hills area at Ninamary's house (Event info and signup).

Obama Signs Bill -- MESH and OFA Party!

Signing Health Care BillIt finally happened. Congress passed health insurance reform and President Obama signed it. And it couldn't have happened without YOU! So now it's time to get together and celebrate a little. Come to Molly Brannigan's in Mt. Lebanon (directions) on Wednesday March 31 at 7:00 and let's just have some fun together.

Food Drive Recap

Carrying FoodThe food drive has been over for a while but we never summarized the results for you. MESH collected approximately 2,000 pounds of food, or about 2/3 of what we did last year. A total of 33 houses, 4 institutions, and 8 businesses participated as collection sites and 13 people served as runners. The institutions were Bethel Park Municipal Building, Mt. Lebanon Public Library, Mt. Lebanon Public Safety Building, and OFA's Regional Office.

Below are the businesses that collected food. Please visit their websites, stop in and thank them if you can, and maybe even buy something!

     Asti's Pharmacy 250 Mt. Lebanon Blvd. Castle Shannon
     Chicago's Pizzeria 1082 Bower Hill Rd. Mt. Lebanon
     D. L. Richie Paint 'n Decorating Center 5241 Brightwood Road Bethel Park
     House of Ferruzza 3425 S. Park Road Bethel Park
     InnerBeat Drum School 1418 Potomac Avenue Dormont
     Party Cake Bakery 297 Beverly Rd. Mt. Lebanon
     The Fourth River Company 1550 Obey Avenue Pittsburgh
     The Good Life Market 3141 Banksville Rd. Dormont
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