- Title: Blood drive in Thousand Oaks overwhelmed with hundreds of donors after shooting
- Date: 8th November 2018
- Summary: THOUSAND OAKS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 8, 2018) (REUTERS) BLOOD BANK TRUCK/HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE STANDING IN LINE TO GIVE BLOOD MORE OF PEOPLE IN LINE TO GIVE BLOOD TWO WOMEN CONSOLING EACH OTHER (SOUNDBITE) (English) LOCAL RESIDENT, AMANDA WHOSE FRIEND WAS KILLED IN THE SHOOTING, 23-YEARS-OLD, COLLEGE STUDENT, SAYING: "We are here today because we are born and raised here in Thousand Oaks and we want to give back to our community. We had friends there last night and one of them passed away and we found out briefly ten minutes ago and it's shocking, it's sad. These shootings need to stop, we need to find a solution to this, violence needs to end now so we're here and we want to give back and this is the only way I feel we can help out." PEOPLE GATHERED TO GIVE BLOOD (SOUNDBITE) (English) LOCAL RESIDENT JOEY LODOLCE, 54-YEARS-OLD, SAYING: "This is terrible, you see it on the news in other places in this country, it's never been so close to this area. The turnout (to give blood), the patriotism we have in these communities it's quite a turnout, I'm loving it." BLOOD DRIVE BUS WITH HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE IN LINE TO GIVE BLOOD IN DISTANCE SIGN ON BUS READING: "GIVE BLOOD" SIGN ON BUS READING "BLOOD DRIVE TODAY" VARIOUS OF WOMAN INSIDE BUS GIVING BLOOD (SOUNDBITE) (English) BLOOD DONOR, NIKI METZ, SAYING: "My husbands a police officer in the city of Ventura, it's really close to home, it could have been him, so I am doing this the deputy's wife that passed and my cousin was there and she survived." WIDE VIEW OF HUNDREDS IN LINE TO GIVE BLOOD VARIOUS OF PEOPLE IN LINE TO GIVE BLOOD (SOUNDBITE) (English) POLICE OFFICER ERIC ALINAYA, SAYING: "The outpouring has been excellent, just to see everyone come together and support just the community as a whole has been great." BLOOD DRIVE VOLUNTEER LISA ANGLIN GIVING INFORMATION TO PEOPLE IN LINE TO GIVE BLOOD (SOUNDBITE) (English) LISA ANGLIN, BLOOD DRIVE VOLUNTEER, SAYING: "I think right now there are probably 400 people that are here, maybe more. And the wait is going to be all day and the blood truck, blood mobile, is probably going to leave at around 4 o'clock today, they've already extended from three o'clock to four o'clock but there's a big, big chance that the majority of these people are not going to be able to get in so they are going to be back tomorrow at ten o'clock." MAN GIVING FREE FOOD AND DRINKS TO PEOPLE IN LINE VARIOUS OF PEOPLE IN LINE TO GIVE BLOOD
- Embargoed: 22nd November 2018 23:42
- Keywords: Thousand Oaks mass shooting killings blood drive victims
- Location: THOUSAND OAKS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- City: THOUSAND OAKS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Crime
- Reuters ID: LVA00195NCZ7R
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The fatal shooting of 13 people that shocked residents of Thousand Oaks, one of the safest cities in the United States, also inspired hundreds of people to stand for hours Thursday (November 8) in the suburban community to donate blood for the victims.
The blood drive at a Catholic high school drew a line of at least 400 people waiting to get inside a single trailer where they would have their blood drawn.
The line snaked down the school's driveway and along the street in front.
Officials had called on people to donate blood after the shooting to help the injured, and many Southern California residents flooded the blood drive, which had been scheduled before the shooting occurred.
On a normal day the blood drive might receive less than 60 people, school officials said.
At one point, an organizer came out to tell people standing in line that the blood drive would end in a few hours and that anyone still in line at that point would need to come back tomorrow if they wanted to donate.
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