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Paul J. Spear

There are many needs in the world. Many of them are needs that no person should live without. Having friends directly affected by the Flint water lines and seeing the heart of Mexico, it's changed my perspective of others struggling for that same basic need. No one should ever go on living in those kinds of conditions. Everyone should have access to something so vital to life, something that can change their environment, and directly impacts their health.

For more than a decade, The American Red Cross has used my blood, to assist people battling life threatening illnesses. It's a community service that will always be in need. It may not seem like much, there are people –– whom we will never meet –– that are deeply impacted by small sacrifices made by others.

Though it was not intentional I do not think it's coincidental that I give blood and while helping others obtain water.