You can help: Ways to give in the Troup County community
Published 12:00 am Monday, June 6, 2016
LifeSouth hosts blood drives
LifeSouth will host the following blood drives in the area:
• Johnny’s New York Style Pizza, 712 3rd Ave. in West Point, 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. EST Monday.
• Givorns Foods, 211 E. 10th St. in West Point, 2:30 p.m.–7 p.m. Monday.
• Givorns Foods, 4515 Fairfax Bypass in Valley, Ala., 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Tuesday.
• Milliken Live Oak, 300 Lukken Industrial Drive W. in LaGrange, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
• Greater Valley Juneteenth Community Festival on North 6th Avenue in Lanett, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday.
Hospice seeking Camp Dogwood volunteers
West Georgia Hospice is seeking volunteers for Camp Dogwood, an overnight camp for children who have lost a loved one in the past year. Anyone interested may request an application by contacting Tammy Forbus, West Georgia Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or 706-845-3905. The camp is June 10 to 12.
Food bank seeks volunteers
Feeding the Valley food bank on Gordon Commercial Drive in LaGrange is seeking volunteers to help unload food delivery trucks, stock pantry shelves, help customers and more. Anyone wanting more information or to volunteer may call Feeding the Valley’s LaGrange warehouse coordinator, Denná Muncy, at 762-822-1712.
Drivers needed for disabled veterans
The Disabled American Veterans van needs volunteer drivers to take veterans about once a month to VA medical centers. The van goes to Atlanta, East Point and Newnan each Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, and to Central Alabama Medical Center in Tuskegee on Tuesdays and Fridays. Volunteer drivers must be at least 19 years old, have a three-year clean driving record and pass a complete physical exam, which is provided free by the VA hospital. To volunteer as a driver or schedule a ride-along, call Jake Christman, 706-412-4377.
Care baskets for breast cancer patients
The Troup County breast cancer support group, Breast Friends for Life, is in need of new or gently used baskets. BFFL makes gift baskets for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. Baskets need to have a handle. No Christmas or Easter baskets. Baskets may be dropped off with Wanda Lowe at Enoch Callaway Cancer Center, 111 Medical Drive next to West Georgia Health. For more information, contact Lowe at 706-845-3866.
Center seeking donations for clothes, money
The Yolanda Jabaley Clothing Center is seeking volunteers and gently used clothing donations, and new packages of socks and underwear for men, women and children. Money donated to the center is used to buy new underwear and shoes. The center is open 10 a.m.–noon Tuesdays and 1–3 p.m. Thursdays. Anyone interested can contact Wanda-Ann Kinnaman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mailed donations also may be sent to: Yolanda Jabley Clothing Center, Attn. Wanda-Ann Kinnaman, c/o First United Methodist Church, 401 Broad St., LaGrange, GA 30240. Donations should not be left outside the clothing center when it is closed.