Saturday Wish List for the Myrtle Beach area

Volunteers: Myrtle Beach International Airport seeks Airport Ambassadors to welcome and assist with questions regarding the airport and the Grand Strand area. The program consists of two information booths staffed by volunteers which are open and staffed, daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Operating hours are staffed in three, five-hour shifts. Call 839-7342 for an application.

Volunteers: Ayusa, a high school international exchange program, is seeking host families for students coming for 2014-’15 school year. Learn about another culture and share your America. Kids represent more than 60 countries and have their own medical insurance. Applications accepted until Aug. 31. Call 650-1030 or go to www.ayusa.org.

Donations: The Salvation Army is having a pantry food drive through July and needs canned soup, chicken, ravioli, spaghetti, and vegetables, fruits and macaroni and cheese, box cereal, rice, instant potatoes, pasta and pasta sauce. Non-food items needed are laundry detergent, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toilet paper and paper towels, diapers, baby wipes and feminine care products. Donations can be dropped off at any Horry County family store or at the administration offices, 210 Laurel St., Conway. Call 488-2769 or 381-8080 for donation pickup.

Volunteers/donations: Help 4 Kids is in need of volunteers to work the food drive to be held 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on July 19 at Wal-Mart in Surfside Beach and Garden City Beach. (Two-hour shifts available.) In need of canned ravioli, chicken or vegetable soup, mac n’cheese cups, beanie weenies, pop tarts and 10-pack of cereal. Contact pkeisen@gmail.com or mhg550@hotmail.com.

Volunteers/donations: Bikini Beach Cat Rescue is in need donations of large to small bags of name brand cat and kitten food, towels and financial donations for residents needing financial help for our spay/neuter clinics. We are also accepting merchandise in good condition for upcoming yard sale such as bedroom sets, dining room sets, living room sets, dishes, bookcases, computer desks, tables, lamps, kids clothes, games, comforters and more. Limited pickup is available for large items. Tax-deductible receipts are available for donations of $25 or more. Donations can be mailed to: Bikini Beach Cat Rescue, PO Box 15664, Surfside Beach, SC 29587. We are always looking for new volunteers for fundraisers. Call 655-7881.

Volunteers: Coastal Animal Rescue is looking for volunteers to help in the shelter, at adoption and fundraising events, and to transport dogs to events. Donations of used clean linens, bleach, crates, carriers, toys and bedding are all needed. Call 385-3087.

Members: Rock ’n’ Ettes is looking for a group of women 50 and older who like to dance. We have more than 50 shows annually, at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. Call 497-4094 for an appointment to try out.

Members: The Sea Notes Choral Society is now accepting new member applications for singers of all voices. The society performs three concerts each year and at occasional community events. To apply for membership, log on to www.sea-notes.com and submit application; deadline is Aug. 1. Call 910-278-5542.

Participants: Girl Scouts of Eastern S.C. are looking for groups or organizations that would like to set up an information table during a “Keys To Leadership” event to be held Aug. 16, and share their cause, educate and broaden the scope of ways youth can help change their world. Call 626-5190, ext. 307, or email shop-mb@girlscoutsesc.org.

Members: Seeking members from the USS Grand Canyon who would like to attend a reunion from Oct. 13-17 at Landmark Resort in Myrtle Beach. Call 504-8771 or wtchamberlin@aol.com.

Donations: The residents of Sandy Island are in need of help in raising matching funds to purchase adequate and sustainable transportation to the island. Donations can be mailed to First Federal Bank, payable to Sandy Island Transportation Project, 11039 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC 29585. Call 274-4823.

Donations: North Strand Helping Hand is in need of donations to serve the needs of the residents of the North Strand. Food and clothing donations can be dropped off at 2510 Long Bay Road, Longs, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-noon Friday or monetary donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 115, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29597.

Members: New West Virginia Club is starting in the Grand Strand/Conway/Hillsborough area. The first meeting to be held on July 16. Meetings will be held at lunch time on the third Wednesday of each month at local restaurants of your choosing, to meet, greet and socialize with fellow Mountaineers. 484-0221 or fasttrackmel@sccoast.net.

Members: USS Long Beach Association is looking for members who would like to attend a reunion to be held on Sept. 8-14 in St. Louis, Mo. Call 866-352-2469 or 716-569-2314 or visit www.usslongbeach-assoc.org.

Veterans: The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the association and the 93rd annual reunion being held from Sept. 16-20 in Omaha, Neb. 224-225-1202 or 2idahq@comcast.net.

Members: Looking for veterans and associate members from all branches of the military that served on the USS Mount McKinley AGC/LCC-7 during 1944-1970. The association will hold its 26th annual reunion from Sept. 17-21 in Colorado Springs, Colo. 509-534-3649 or djanzen4@msn.com.

Donations: SC Foster Parent On The Road Again program is in need of vehicles or monetary donations to help with repairs. Foster care youths between the ages of 18 and 20 are eligible to apply through their case worker for a car through the program. They must be actively employed, pursuing a GED or studying in a post-high school educational program. Call 803-665-9225, 803-420-1151 or brian@scfpa.com.

Volunteers, foster parents and/or donations: Kare Team Sanctuary is in need of volunteers who can be committed to one or two afternoons per week for two to three hours to help with our canine friends. Call 399-9290.

Donations: Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach is in need of dry dog and cat food, dog treats, cat toys, cat litter, metal dog dishes, double cat food dishes, small litter pans, collars and leashes, paper towels, pet shampoo and more. Call 249-4948.

Donations: The Grand Strand Humane Society is in urgent need of food for the animals. We will accept Pedigree dog or puppy food and Purina Cat or Kitten Chow hard kibbles and Fancy Feast canned kitten food. Call 918-4911.

Volunteers: Guardian ad Litem program is in need of volunteers to help abused and neglected children in our area. You will be assigned a case where you could become the voice for that child. You must be 21, have no criminal history, and not appear on the child abuse registry. You would be provided with a 30-hour training class for free that would ensure you have the necessary information to do the job. To volunteer call 347-9750, visit the South Carolina Guardian ad Litem website www.scgal.org or www.oepp.sc.gov/gal.

Members: The writers group of the North Myrtle Beach Library is seeking new members. They meet from 4-6 p.m. first and third Tuesday of every month, at the library’s small meeting room. Although not mandatory, members of the group can share their writing and offer constructive suggestions for each other. They also discuss how to publish and be published. Anyone interested in writing is welcome. Call 734-0631.

Volunteers/donations: Heartland Hospice is in need of volunteers to make visits to patients, provide office help, assist with marketing efforts, raise funds and work on special projects. Training is free and at your convenience. Call 248-2061.

Donations: Surfside PX Thrift Store is in need of furniture and working appliances for store. Proceeds to benefit veterans. Drop off at 1200 Surfside Industrial Park, Surfside Beach. Call 839-5558 or visit www.surfsidepx.org to arrange pick-up, hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Donations/volunteers: Family Outreach of Horry County is in need of baby and toddler summer clothing sizes, newborn to 5T new or gently used, diapers sizes 3, 4, 5, 6 and pull ups, baby wipes, baby wash, baby bottles, board members and monetary donations. Call 234-2350.

Hospice volunteers: Caris Healthcare needs patient care, administrative and special project volunteers who are willing to give of their time and talents to those who need it most. All training is provided and schedules are flexible. Please give a little of your time to those whose time is limited. Call 349-4400.

Volunteers/donations: Saint Michael Prayer Shawl Ministry is in need of yarn and volunteers to knit or crochet, shawls, baby blankets, lap robes for nursing homes, Street Reach, Help 4 Kids, Cancer patients and many other people in need. Meet from 1-2:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of every month. Call 712-2044 or yarn can be dropped off at 542 Cypress Drive, Murrells Inlet.

Volunteers/donations: Prayer Shawl ministry is in need of yarn and volunteers to knit or crochet, shawls, blankets, hats, lap robes for area hospitals, hospice and veterans. We meet from 9:30-11:30 a.m. every Wednesday, the Veterans Cafe, 35454 Northgate Drive, Northgate Plaza, Socastee. Call 860-690-4868 or 655-7208.

Donations: Friends of Surfside Library needs paperback or hardback books, children’s books, puzzles, DVDs and CDs for monthly book sale. Leave at the circulation desk or call 238-5869 or 238-5032 for pick up. No textbooks, magazines or encyclopedias.