Hundreds of concerned citizens will come together today to show their support for Aimee Copeland, the Snellville woman fighting a flesh-eating disease.
By Sunday evening, some 300 people had signed up to give at "Aimee's Blood Drive," which is being organized by the South Gwinnett Rotary Club. There are no remaining registration spots open.
The blood drive will be held 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Snellville First Baptist Church.
"Aimee is being Aimee. She’s cracking jokes, speaking frankly, displaying her usual early morning grumpiness, and she has been off of the ventilator for over 10 hours," he wrote.
And, in a Facebook post, Andy Copeland thanked the people of Snellville:
"This is so awesome to me. To see Snellville coming to Aimee's aid does my heart good. Not that I ever doubted it. I know we live in an awesome community filled with wonderful people. Gwinnett County is a great place to live and this just proves that Gwinnett is great!"
Those still wanting to give blood in honor of Aimee Copeland may sign the waiting list by clicking here.
A hotline number has been set up for community members to call to see what the wait time is. That number is: 770-978-5758.
In addition to the blood drive donation, there will also be a drive-thru donation area set up for people who want to drop off money to assist the Copeland family. And, United Community Bank, where "Aimee's Fund" is set up will be there to oversee the counting of money.
If citizens want to know what is going on the day off, they will be listen to WSB Radio, which will have a live remote from the church on Monday, according to organizers.
For more information, email email@example.com, or log on to the Rotarians' website.