May 18, 2012

Giving help, getting help, May 18


THE WEST COLUMBIA POLICE DEPARTMENT is kicking off its 2012 “Fan the Heat” project. The program provides fans for the elderly and those with medical conditions who need a little help coping with the heat. If you would like to donate a fan or if you need one, contact Lt. John Norman at (803) 936-6280. Tax deductible financial contributions should be made to the West Columbia Police Officers Foundation.

BI-LO will donate 1 percent of your grocery bill to In-Vest USA. Shoppers can download special boostersplus cards at In-Vest USA is a Columbia-based organization founded in 1993 to equip police officers with life-saving body armor.

THE SENIOR SERVANT MINISTRY at Rehoboth Baptist Church will provide transportation for those needing Voter ID cards 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays through May 31. For more information or to request transportation, call (803) 920-1007.


THE IRMO CHAPIN RECREATION COMMISSION is seeking volunteers ages 18 and older to become nature interpreters at Saluda Shoals Park. Nature interpreters interact with and educate park guests in the Wetlands Preserve. Volunteers meet at 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays for training. No experience necessary; retirees welcome. Jeanette Wells, (803) 213-2051


UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH will hold a fundraising rummage sale from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Woodrow and Heyward streets.

THE LEXINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT will hold a book sale 9 a.m.-6 p.m. today and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Lexington County Law Enforcement Complex, 521 Gibson Road, Lexington. All books, $1. Proceeds will benefit the United Way Campaign. (803) 785-2400

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