Volunteers and Staff Create Messages of Hope at Cadillac Ranch
On a beautiful April day, LifeGift and Coffee Memorial Blood Center teamed up for a unique project to celebrate National Donate Life Month. The group came together and painted the infamous, half-buried cars at Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo. Staff and volunteers expressed themselves creatively to offer hope to others – to donor families, transplant recipients and to those waiting on lifesaving gifts. The project was in conjunction with Coffee Memorial Blood Center to raise awareness of organ, eye, tissue and blood donation during the month of April. This was the second year in a row for the organizations to collaborate.
For those not familiar with Cadillac Ranch, it is an iconic landmark of West Texas. Located along Route 66 west of Amarillo, Cadillac Ranch was invented by a group called The Ant Farm, artists from San Francisco. The Ant Farm partnered with an Amarillo billionaire, Stanley Marsh the III. Mr. Marsh’s vision was to create a piece of public art that would baffle tourists and locals alike. That was 40 years ago and over time Cadillac Ranch has evolved into a tourist destination for those who travel along its path.