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Law enforcement, fire department compete to help the Red Cross

Freddie Broome Freddie Broome
Brian Childress Brian Childress
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

The Valdosta Fire Department and law enforcement in and around Valdosta were, Thursday, once again helping the Red Cross collect blood donations.

Thursday, the city of Valdosta held its second annual Guns and Hoses blood drive. Both sides said they wanted to win but said more than that they were just happy to be giving back to the community.

"We're just trying to support our community because we know that the American Red Cross is short blood," said Valdosta Fire Chief Freddie Broome.

"The real winner is the public. The real winner is somebody who gets hurt, seriously hurt. They're at the hospital, they need a pint of blood," said Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress.

The goal was to collect at least 100 pints of blood.

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