Reports of a six-and-a-half ton peanut rolling through Eugene have proven true. No, it’s not a new ridesharing company called “Goober”…rather, it’s a nutty draw for a more serious cause. KLCC’s Brian Bull cracks the story.
Bloodworks Northwest says between the pandemic and colder weather, there’s greater need for blood donors. But headed into Thanksgiving, they’re 500 appointments shy of expectations.
Which is where the Planters NUTmobile comes in. Tyler Towne, one of several so-called “Peanutters” shows off the 26-foot long legume, parked outside Crossfire Church.
“We are up over about 170,000 miles over the past six years drawing people to these events, for a blood drive, because we know it’s such a crucial thing that’s going on in our world today,” Towne told KLCC.
Mark Smith of Bloodworks Northwest added COVID-19 protocols are being observed.
“We sanitize everything, we wipe down all the beds, everything, so it’s a very safe environment. And it’s just an hour of their time, and after an hour you’ve impacted up to three lives.”
Bloodworks’s pop-up site at Crossfire is taking appointments through Saturday. They hope to cashew later, so you’d butter go nuts and make that call.
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