The Desert Sun | Amelia Hadley
Darrell and Shirley Howell, 57 and 56 respectively, helped decorate “One More Day,” the float created by Donate Life, a national campaign that promotes organ, eye and tissue donation.
Shirley Howell — and many others who helped decorate the float — works for the California Department of Motor Vehicles and spent most of Dec. 3 covered in glue and lettuce seed.
“DMV is essential to the life-saving mission of Donate Life,” said Bryan Stewart, chairman of the Donate Life Rose Parade float committee and vice president of communications for OneLegacy, an organization that recovers donated organs and tissue.
Close to home
The Howells volunteered for another reason, too. Their 20-year-old nephew, Ishmaiel Ward of Cathedral City, died in June.