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The Upper Palmetto Chapter of the American Red Cross will be hosting the Drive 4 UR Community event at our newly finished Lancaster office from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 30. The event will give Lancaster community members and Red Cross volunteers the opportunity to become familiar with our new office location at the new state-of-the-art Emergency Management Facility at 111 Covenant Place.
We have partnered with Burns Ford to hold the Drive 4 UR Community event. Through Drive 4 UR Community we are planning on raising $6,000 for the Upper Palmetto Red Cross.
During the event, Ford Motor Co. will give $20 to the Red Cross for each person who test drives one of Burns Ford’s cars.
The rules are simple. Anyone 18 years or older with a valid driver’s license can participate. Only one member per family may test drive for a donation. Registration and the test drive cars will be located in the Red Cross parking lot. Each test drive will be about 10 minutes long. Ford Motor Co. will donate up to $6,000 to the Red Cross for test drives. It will take 300 test drivers to receive the full $6,000.
We need your help. We need volunteers to work the event. We need volunteers to recruit test drivers, to help set up and tear down, to work a registration booth, to work the information table and, of course, to test drive cars.
The day will be divided into three volunteer shifts. Shifts will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 1 to 4 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.
Please call the Red Cross at (803) 329-6575 if you would like to volunteer to help with this event or would like to test drive.
Christopher K. Simeral
Upper Palmetto Chapter
American Red Cross