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Heritage gives to 2 food charities that service Beaufort

The Heritage Classic Foundation recently distributed $20,000 of Plaid Pledge donations to food banks throughout South Carolina. The Plaid Pledge was a campaign that encouraged donors to make a contribution to those impacted by COVID-19. A total of $40,000 was divided between the South Carolina Hospital Association Foundation and Heritage Classic Foundation registered charities impacted by the pandemic.

Two groups that service Beaufort were among the nine that each received $2,000 thanks to the generosity of RBC Heritage fans and the Plaid Pledge campaign – HELP of Beaufort and Lowcountry Food Bank of Charleston.

The groups all used the funding to help stop food insecurity in this unprecedented time.

County may spray for mosquitoes

Beaufort County Mosquito Control may conduct aerial and/or ground treatments through Friday, Nov. 20. Mosquito Control applies EPA-registered public health insecticide during ideal weather using low-flying aircraft throughout daylight hours and spray trucks from about 11 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

For additional information, please contact Mosquito Control at 843-255-5800.

Riverview Baptist is the drop-off for Operation Christmas Child

Beaufort’s Riverview Baptist Church at 2209 Boundary Street is the area drop-off center for Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child through Nov. 23.

Every year, Samaritan’s Purse collects shoe box gifts filled with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items for children around the world. Since 1993, more than 178 million children in more than 150 countries have received an Operation Christmas Child shoe box. The project delivers not only the joy of what, for many kids, is their first gift ever, but also gives them a tangible expression of God’s love.

For more information, visit samaritanspurse.org.

Wreaths still available for Wreaths Across America

American Legion, Beaufort Post 9 is once again a sponsoring group for “Wreaths Across America.” The objective is to get as many wreaths as possible to the graves of veterans buried at the Beaufort National Cemetery.

Post 9 will not receive any funds for this effort but will receive one extra wreath for every two donated. Last year there were 12,500 wreaths donated for 26,000 graves in the Beaufort National Cemetery. As of Nov. 16, a total of 7,022 wreaths have been ordered through all sponsoring groups.

Wreaths cost $15 each and may be ordered online at https://wreathsacrossamerica.org/SC0174 or by mailed check to American Legion Beaufort Post 9, P.O. Box 2540, Beaufort, S.C. 29901-2540. The deadline to order is Nov. 30.