Did you know that you can donate your unwanted vehicle?


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The National Kidney Foundation of South Carolina is in need of unwanted vehicles - even ones that don't run. The car will be towed at no charge to you and you will be provided with a possible tax deduction. The donated vehicle will be sold at auction or recycled for salvageable parts. Call (800) 488-2277.

The Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation Inc. (MDFF), a non-profit organization, accepts vehicle contributions. Call (800) 544-1213 or vist the web site at www.mdff.org and click on the automobile icon to complete an online vehicle donation application.

OASIS Care provides free medical and dental care for qualifying persons living with HIV and AIDS. Call (803) 775-8523.

The Rise and Shine Call Program, sponsored by LifeLine Senior Services Inc., is a free service that provides a daily "reassurance" call to older adults who live alone in the community. Call (803) 774-7414 for details or to sign up.

The Westside Neighborhood Association meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the Birnie HOPE Center, 210 S. Purdy St.

The Christian Golfers' Association (CGA) meets at 8 a.m. each Tuesday for Bible study at the CGA office in Dillon Park. Refreshments provided and golf after Bible study. Call (803) 773-2171.

The Ballard-Palmer-Bates American Legion Post 202 meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the Post, 310 Palmetto St. All veterans are welcome. Call (803) 773-4811.

The Sumter James R. Clark Sickle Cell Memorial Foundation, 337 Manning Ave., offers free Sickle Cell Disease and Sickle Cell Trait screenings to the Sumter and Clarendon communities. Call (803) 774-6181.

The Sumter Branch NAACP reminds the community that the 2020 Census deadline is Aug. 1. Census benefits for you and your family include: childcare and development funding, community and school food programs, emergency services and disaster relief funding, funding for schools, housing programs, community facilities and services, SBA programs and funding and More. If you need assistance with completing your 2020 Census or have questions, call (803) 775-9215.Marine Corps League 1202 meets at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the VFW, 1925 Gion St. All present and former Marines are welcome. Call (803) 972-4555.