Johnson-Phelps VFW Post 5220, will be having a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, at the post home, 9514 S. 52nd. Ave., Oak Lawn. For more information, call 423-5220.
Because of the severe winter weather, there is a critical need for blood donors. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged. To register, call Lifesource at 877-543-3768, or visit lifesource.org and use sponsor code: vfwsor30. A free complete breakfast will be served to all donors, as well as all who attempt to donate. Individuals preparing to donate should eat and stay hydrated.
A proper ID is needed to be eligible to donate. A driver’s license/state identification, Lifesource or military identification, an employee badge with picture and full name, or a birth certificate with picture identification with a full name all qualify as acceptable identification.
Individuals are needed to join Park Lawn’s Tag Days April 11, 12, 18 and 19 as volunteers. The volunteers are needed at street intersections and store fronts in the southern suburbs of Chicago. The “Miles of Smiles” are to inform the local community about the work of Park Lawn, which provides programs and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Safety vests, collection buckets and handouts with Park Lawn’s logo will be provided to all volunteers. Locations can be scheduled close to home, or a place of employment. Those who are unable to volunteer and would like to make a donation to Park Lawn, visit www.parklawn.com.