Established May 30, 2021, as an 501c3 organization supporting higher education, blood cancer awareness, and veterans affairs, EDNA’S Love, Inc., was created in tribute to the legacy of the late Edna G. Neal, whose extraordinary life touched so many.
Edna G. Neal was a dynamic woman that believed in cultivating the very best in all people. An avid supporter of professional development and continued education, especially for young ladies between the age of 15-25, she was an encouraging soul that believed in the village approach. A giver and nourisher, her love enriched everyone she touched, and in extending her legacy and memory, EDNA’S Love, Inc. was founded.
The organization plays a pivotal role in bringing social action and awareness to issues concerning higher education, blood cancers, and veterans affairs. Cancer, Sickle Cell Anemia, and Lupus patients often rely on blood transfusions to sustain or even save their lives, and these diseases disproportionately ravage communities of color; yet these are the communities that are often the last to donate blood, which leads to critical shortages in blood reserves and contributes to increased difficulties in locating blood matches, which are essential to saving lives. As such, we have formed partnerships with several organizations to assist these communities with being better prepared to answer that call.
In furthering our mission, we also partner with the following organizations as part of our Service to Others Initiative:
We honor the love and legacy of Edna G. Neal by continuing the work that mattered so much to her! What better way to honor one who gave so much to so many others? By nourishing the seeds they planted and then planting more!
“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”