Richard Hogue Replenishment Blood Drive 2017

Richard pictured with his son

This year’s Richard Hogue Blood Drive has been announced for the date of Friday, November 17, 2017 from hours 2p.m. to 7p.m. at the Ellwood City Family Center, 311 College Street, Ellwood City PA.

Appointments are recommended but walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment, visit and search for the group code Z0020906.

To prepare for giving blood remember to eat well, stay hydrated and bring I.D.

The blood drive is in honor of Richard Hogue.

About Richard Hogue

On Nov. 16, 2013, Richard Hogue, 28, was murdered. He was a hardworking, blue-collar man, raised with values. He lived to love and help others, a true man with a heart of gold. He was always first to help family, friends, and neighbors in need and talk to anyone in troubled places and guide them to a better judgment.

Rick had a huge heart, and he was never afraid to show it, being an ambitious and enthusiastic man with his entire life ahead of him. He was employed by Nick Mars Construction for several years as a construction worker where he built homes. He enjoyed hunting and everything the great outdoors had to offer. He always had a smile on his face and could liven anyone’s days.

Above all, spending time with his family was most important to him, leaving a son that adored him, a mother left empty and distraught, two heartbroken sisters he loved dearly, and two nieces.

“We know we can never bring Richard back but we have chosen to take our pain and turn it into supporting life,” his mother, Debbie Murdock said.

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