NASHVILLE, TN — Lotz House is proud to partner with the American Red Cross for a blood drive on Sunday, Mar. 18, for the Franklin community.
“The Lotz House is honored that the Red Cross asked us to partner with them again on their blood drive. It seems fitting partner with an organization that was founded on the battlefield for soldiers fighting for our company. We encourage those who can to participate as we honor those who fight for our country even today,” said J.T. Thompson, Lotz House executive director.
Thousands of lives were lost during the Battle of Franklin, and the Lotz House was turned into a makeshift hospital to help the injured. The Lotz House holds this event to honor the memory of the lives that were lost and to help those currently in their own battle.
The blood drive will occur on the Lotz House property at 1111 Columbia Ave., Franklin, Tenn. from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday, Mar. 18. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter Lotz19 or call J.T. Thompson at 615-790-7190. Everyone who attempts to give will receive a voucher for a free tour of the historic home.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
About the Lotz House:
The Lotz House, which has been on the National Historic Register since 1976, is located in the heart of downtown historic Franklin, Tennessee at the “epicenter” of the Battle of Franklin, which was a pivotal battle in the Civil War on November 30, 1864. The house is open Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 – 4 p.m. Admission charged. The Lotz House is located at 1111 Columbia Ave. For more information, call 615-790-7190 or visit www.lotzhouse.com.