The Western Carolinas American Red Cross is collecting and distributing cards that send words of encouragement, gratitude and cheer during its annual Holiday Mail for Heroes Campaign. Now through Dec. 7, Americans can send a card of thanks and support to members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families.
The Red Cross is inviting the public to send messages of thanks and holiday cheer by dropping them off at any of local Red Cross offices, or contact Kim Eller at 864-282-8650 for other arrangements. The greater Greer Red Cross office is 940 Grove Road in Greenville.
Free flu shots will be given to the public at Greer Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, Oct. 23. People living in the community can get their shots in the hospital lobby from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3 - 6 p.m.
A benefit for Yasenia Thomas and her fight against Pierre Robin Syndrome (or sequence), a condition where children are born without a fully formed jaw, will be held at Fatz on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 8-10 a.m. at 1361 W. Wade Hampton Blvd.
The Short Stacks for Big Change event will go toward purchasing a service dog for Yasenia. Her parents suggest a cuddly companion will help Yasenia during this difficult time, as she is not able to spend much time with siblings and friends.