Health Happenings

Volunteers sought by local Red Cross

The York County chapter of the American Red Cross need volunteers in its military, disaster and blood services areas.

The volunteer services department will host two interest meetings for volunteers. The first will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday and the second will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Both meetings will be at the Red Cross building, 200 Piedmont Blvd., Rock Hill. For details and to register, call Stephanie White at 329-6575 or e-mail swhite@

The Red Cross is still in dire need of blood types O positive and O negative. The current supply for those types is at a half-day level. These blood drives are planned:

• 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 India Hook Road, Rock Hill.

• 2 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill.

• 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Bowater, 5300 Cureton Ferry Road, Catawba.

• 2:30 to 7 p.m. July 30, First Baptist Church in Fort Mill, 121 Monroe White St.

The blood supply typically experiences a drop in the summer. Eligible donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. Donors of all blood types are welcome. For details, call the Red Cross at 329-6575.

Disabilities board will meet Thursday

The York County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the administration building, 7900 Park Place Road in the East York Industrial Park off S.C. 5 in York. For details, call 628-5999.

Hospice project offered for children

Hospice & Community Care will present Project HOPE (Healing Ourselves Through Personal Expression), a therapeutic art project for children. It will be July 30 through Aug. 3 at Grace Lutheran Church, 426 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill.

Project HOPE provides grieving children an outlet to express their grief in a healthy, creative way and to raise awareness of grieving children and teens.

Therapeutic use of the arts has shown to aid in the healing process. Bereaved children are invited to create works of art with the assistance of a grief counselor and local artists. Registration is required by calling Jennifer Green at 329-1500 or e-mail