BE A REALLY GOOD NEIGHBOR by donating whole blood or platelets. The American Red Cross S.C. Blood Services Region has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donors of all types. (800) 722-2767; http://www.redcrossblood.org/sc
LIGHT UP THE LAKE safety kits containing glow sticks, a whistle, a DNR safety handbook and safety gear discount coupons will be distributed through Wednesday at the Lake Murray Boat Club, 1600 Marina Road, Irmo. Kits will be available between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the office or the dock. (803) 407-2828
THE LEXINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT will provide fans and air-conditioning units this summer to Lexington County residents in need of assistance. The department is also accepting donations of fans and AC units at the Lexington County Law Enforcement Complex, 521 Gibson Road. If you need help or would like to help, contact Sgt. Diane Paavel at (803) 785-2504 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PALMETTO HEALTH CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL needs stuffed animals for its pediatric patients. Children will be given the stuffed animals and allowed to take them home. Because of infection control guidelines and the threat of respiratory illnesses, stuffed animals must be new and store-bought. If you are interested in giving, call Allison Jones at (803) 434-2151.