Giving help, getting help in the Midlands, May 17

May 17, 2013 

20101007 Fundraisers




THE CAYCE DEPT. OF PUBLIC SAFETY will be accepting donations of nonperishable food items at headquarters and Cayce City Hall during the month of May. Law enforcement officers and firefighters will collect food from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the following locations: BI-LO, 300 Knox Abbott Drive; Reid’s Grocery, 2245 Charleston Highway; and Piggly Wiggly, 3040 Charleston Highway. The food drive will benefit Harvest Hope Food Bank.

FREE PRODUCE VOUCHERS will be distributed to qualified Richland County low-income seniors 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 29 at Grace United Methodist Church, 410 Harbison Blvd. The vouchers are part of a program through the S.C. Department of Agriculture and may be used at the Seeds of Hope Farmers Markets; one of which will be at Grace UMC June 1-Aug. 31. (803) 732-1899

THE DRYCLEANING AND LAUNDRY INSTITUTE has launched a wire hanger recycling campaign, reusing as many as possible and sending all unusable hangers to a recycling agent. Local folks may drop off unwanted wire hangers at any Ed Robinson Laundry & Dry Cleaning location – 4903 Forest Drive, 800 Sparkleberry Lane, 317 Royal Tower Drive, Irmo, and 1615 N. Beltline Blvd.

BE A REALLY GOOD NEIGHBOR by donating whole blood or platelets. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. The American Red Cross encourages people who are in good health to donate so hospital patients have the blood or platelets they need to make a recovery. The Red Cross Columbia donation center is at 2751 Bull St. (800) 733-2767; http://www.redcross

RICHLAND COUNTY is offering its free discount prescription card. Since 2006, the county has saved residents more than $600,000 on prescription medications. The card is accepted at most pharmacies and is available of all county residents regardless of age or income. The cards may be picked up at Richland Library branches. (803) 576-2062;

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