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Blood drive held in memory of slain Capital Gazette reporter, Wendi Winters

Posted at 7:13 PM, Feb 17, 2019

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The memory of slain reporter Wendi Winters is inspiring the Annapolis community to give blood.

Over the weekend, her family held a memorial blood drive in her honor.

Winters was one of five people murdered last June inside the Capital Gazette's newsroom. She was called an American hero after she died trying to protect her co-workers.

A long time volunteer with the American Red Cross, this was the second blood drive held in memory of Winters. She was also a church youth adviser, girl scout leader, and proud Navy mom

Governor Larry Hogan along with the First Lady and Mayor of Annapolis also attended Saturday's drive.