"This is God sent," said an elated Marie Mangus, the Public Relations Representative for the Red Cross.
"We usually operate on 500 units a day, but we really need 2,700 to sit comfortably."
The Red Cross
may not have made enough to "sit comfortably" at this particular site, but it collected 179% of what it had originally predicted.
"The Red Cross
hoped to have 100-110 donors, total, all day," President of Palace Sports
and Entertainment Tom Wilson said."They had that many in line when they started!"