Last night, at a gathering of locals on the second floor of the East 5th Street stationhouse, Neil Barsky, president of the Community Council, said there was “strong support” for Bennett’s family during a memorial held two weeks ago. He announced a blood drive in her honor tomorrow.
“Donate a pint of blood in the precinct–it can save three lives,” Barsky said.
Bennett, who died two months before her wedding date, was mourned at a Feb. 10 funeral service in her native Queens. “You have to carry Bianca with you every day,” Captain Vincent Greany, the precinct’s commanding officer, said at the service. “Reflect on her energy, her personality and her statement of this job being her dream.”
The blood drive will be held Thursday, Feb. 23, between 7:30am and 1:30pm, on the second floor of the station house, at 321 East 5th Street. Call the New York Blood Center at 1-800-933-2566 to make an appointment and learn more about donor requirements.