ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — A blood drive was held Saturday in honor of Wendi Winters, a journalist who lost her life in the Capital Gazette shooting.
It was the 5th annual Wendi Winters Memorial Blood Drive in Annapolis.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Soggy But Mild Weekend In Store
Over 200 donors signed up for the event.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: 18 New Deaths Reported Saturday As Hospitalizations & Positivity Rate Continue To Decline
Tonya Peters with the American Red Cross said Winters would be happy to know people are honoring her by paying it forward.
“[Wendi] loved people and lived a life of service,” Peters said. “So for her family and her church members and the community to continue her legacy, she would be ecstatic.”MORE NEWS: Baltimore Mayor, Gov. Hogan Clash Over Available COVID Vaccine Doses For City Residents
The goal is for the Red Cross to collect 250 pints of blood. Organizers said each unit can save up to three lives.