On Saturday June 13th, 2015 the Warwick Public Libary in Warwick, Rhode Island became host to part of the World Blood Drive. The event was held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and featured the costuming groups of the New England Garrison of the 501st, the Alderaan Base of the Rebel Legion, and Firaxan Clan of the Mandalorian Mercs. The Rhode Island Blood Centers had a mobile unit on hand to collect donations. Star Wars author and friend of the Collector's Cantina Ryder Windham was on hand as well. Ryder is passionate about the cause and has helped organized this great event. The event was part of a world wide campaign where Star Wars costuming groups from around the world hosted blood drives to help the cause. Per Ryder this event helped raise 25 units of blood.
It was a great time seeing our friends in the 501st, Alderaan Base, and the Mercs.My son enjoyed chatting with his friend Ryder as well. We look forward to seeing them all again soon.