Pure Chiropractic Lake Oconee and Pure Chiropractic Milledgeville are collecting canned goods to benefit the less fortunate until Nov. 21. Everyone who donates five or more canned goods will receive a complete spinal exam. For more information, contact (478) 457-0003 (706) 485-1010.
Maddox Investing in America Inc. will be feeding needy families a hot meal for Thanksgiving. For more information about how you can help, contact (478) 453-2221 or visit their office at 133 Old River Bridge Road. There is no donation too big or too small.
The Baldwin County Fire Rescue is collecting toys for their third annual Kids-Yule-Love Toy Drive. Toys collected will be distributed to local children. Any business that would like to participate as a drop point for the public, or would like to do an employee collection, please contact the Baldwin County Fire Head Quarters at (478) 445-4421. The toys will be distributed by the Department of Family and Children Services to families that apply for Christmas Assistance. The follow stations will be drop points: Allen Memorial Drive, Central State Hospital campus, Carr Station Road, Highway 22 and Lovers Lane and Log Cabin Road.
An event benefiting Michael Barfield will take place at Ivey Tire, 900 N. Jefferson St., on Nov. 10. Recycle for Michael is meant to assist Barfield after he was injured in an accident. Cans will be recycled and there will be a car wash. If you would like to help, please contact (478) 452-4030 or (478) 451-9307.
Flu vaccines are now available at the Baldwin County Health Department. They will offer both the traditional flu shot and Flu Mist, which is a nasal spray. Vaccines will cost $25 but are available at no charge to those on Medicaid, Peachcare, Wellcare, Amerigroup, Medicare Part B, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia or a State Benefit Plan through United Healthcare or Cigna. Flu vaccines will also be offered in the schools this year. Parents will receive permission slips from their child’s school in the coming weeks.