Despite remarkable progress in the fight against cancer, there are many cancer patients whose greatest challenge is not lack of treatment. It is lack of transportation.
To make sure everyone who needs a ride gets one, the American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program is seeking volunteer drivers who are willing to transport cancer patients to and from Hershey Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Medical Center; as well as to local centers for treatment.
If you have one or more mornings or afternoons free during the month, you can volunteer for this lifesaving program. You can volunteer as often as you wish.
Volunteer drivers donate their time and vehicle to take cancer patients to treatment and back home again. The American Cancer Society provides volunteer driver training. Drivers must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, reliable vehicle and proof of insurance.
For details about volunteering, or if you need transportation assistance, call the American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
The doggie (and kitty) rescue bus went back into the shop today because the air conditioning isn’t working. The Agees won’t be able to do any summer transports without a working A/C! Considering that they transported as many as 18 dogs on one trip, that’s a lot of lives that won’t be saved if the bus isn’t road-ready.
They recently had to replace the transmission and fix the parking brake, so funds are pretty tight.
If you’d like to donate something to help with the cost of repairs, visit fixthedoggierescuebus.chipin.com. Any amount will help.
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The Humane League of Lancaster County is in need of a volunteer driver to transport a litter of five tiny kittens and one adult cat to meet their rescue in Hellertown this Saturday, June 2, after 2 p.m. If you’re able to assist with this drive, please respond to CatRescue@HumaneLeague.com and Stacie will get you in direct contact with the rescue so that you can arrange the finer details of the meet.
If you are not able to help with this transport, but are interested in helping with rescue transport as needed, please email Stacie at email@example.com.
The American Cancer Society urges local residents to take up the fight against cancer in York by becoming volunteers for the American Cancer Relay For Life of York on June 22 and 23 at York County School of Technology.
Cancer touches the lives of everyone, and volunteering for this event is a great way to make a difference in the fight against cancer. Volunteer help is need during the entire 24-hour event, for set-up and for cleanup.
Anyone interested in volunteering should call the American Cancer society York office at 717-846-2561.
To find out how to build a team for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of York, call 717-846-2561 or visit RelayForLife.org/payork.
Red Lion Area Community Services’ Kids’ Kafe summer lunch program begins June 11 and concludes Aug. 13. Children must be registered in advance.
Approximately 100 youngsters pick up extra lunch and snack items each Monday through the summer recess from school to help supplement their nutrional needs.
Donations are needed each week, beginning June 1 through the first week of August. Items needed include individual-sized, kid-friendly items such as cereals, jello/pudding/fruit cups, juice boxes/bags, milk boxes and snacks. The program also needs loaves of bread and packages of cheese or lunch meats.
Donations may be brought to the office, 15 First Ave., Red Lion, from 9 a.m. to noon weekday mornings; or call the office to arrange an after-hours delivery or pickup.
Looking for a way to help out in your community?
White Rose Senior Center is looking for committed people to deliver meals to homebound seniors. One hour a week is all it takes to help.
The center provides training, flexible schedules and a very positive environment.
For details, call Steph at 717-843-9704 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The East Berlin Community Library is looking for responsible teens to give two hours of their time each week to volunteer in the library.
Jobs will consist of registering children for the Summer Reading Program and giving out prizes and helping with special programs, in addition to other odd jobs that may arise in the library.
Teens interested in volunteering must attend an organizational meeting at 6:30 p.m. May 29.
Visit the East Berlin Community Library at 105 Locust St., East Berlin, to fill out an application. For details, call 717-259-9000.
Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance will host a free/low-cost vaccine and microchip clinic for dogs and cats belonging to Harrisburg city residents from noon to 3 p.m. May 19 at the Central Allison Hill Community Center, at 1524 Walnut St., Harrisburg, PA. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.
Volunteers are needed to help with the clinic, and also to help unload the food that will be offered to those attending the clinic.
If you can help, email Pat at email@example.com.
The Windy Hill Senior Center has a variety of items available for use at no charge, including an adjustable lift chair, a single adjustable bed, a potty chair, a walker with wheels and a wheely walker.
Call Executive Director Tammy Miller at 717-225-0733 for more information. The center is at 50 N. East St., Suite 2, Spring Grove, PA.
Here’s a way you can help that doesn’t take much effort. Your car probably needs washed anyway, right? Why not let the York County SPCA Youth Group wash it for you, and the money you pay will go to help the York County SPCA, allowing them to help more animals.
The car wash will be 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Metro Bank, 1098 Haines Road, Springettsbury Township (at the intersection of Mount Rose Avenue and Haines Road).