The Black Teamsters United were at the Fred Meyer in Renton on Saturday for their annual blood drive and back-to-school charity event.

Individuals who stopped by the Teamsters tent were able to donate blood courtesy of the the Cascade Regional Blood Services.  Many people also donated back-to-school supplies at the event for children in need.

BTU gave away 3 boxes of school supplies and raised another $197 in donations.  22 community members donated blood at the event.

The BTU group served hot dogs and burgers to participants, sold T-shirts, and promoted another charity event - their Teamsters Casino Night - which is scheduled for September 27.  Tickets for the Casino Night event are $50.  Proceeds from the event will go to BTU and a local sickle cell anemia foundation to help fight cancer.  

You can buy tickets for Teamsters Casino Night online here.

BTU's mission is: "To provide Teamsters with an opportunity to be in an inclusive environment that will enrich, embrace, and respect the diversity of its members."  Membership to BTU is open to any member of Teamster Joint Council #28 in good standing.  

For more information, talk to your Business Representative, or register for the caucus online.