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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 02: Ice cream on display as Jimmy Fallon and Ben & Jerry’s co-founders announce "Late Night Snack”, the newest Fair Trade flavor at Studio 6B Rockefeller Center on March 2, 2011 in New York, United States. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Ben & Jerry's)

Written by Melany Myers of WKQC

You KNOW I’m a big fan of “Ben & Jerry’s” fan and you can score some of their fabulous ice creams this week and help others in your community!

The American Red Cross and WBTV are asking for donors of all blood types across the Charlotte metro area to help ensure hospital shelves are stocked with blood products. And if you donate, you score some free ice cream.

According to the American Red Cross, summer is traditionally a time when blood donations decline. This year is particularly challenging as many Americans receive their vaccinations and resume summer activities. People are starting to travel again which also contributes to declining supplies.

If you can, go by a location Thursday and donate. And enjoy a tasty treat.

  • Thursday, July 8
    • 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Ben & Jerry’s Charlotte, 7800 Fairview Rd. Charlotte
    • 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Ben & Jerry’s Davidson, 202 South Main Street, Davidson
    • 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Ben & Jerry’s Charlotte, 500 Providence Rd., Charlotte
    • 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Hilton Garden Inn, 444 Cox Rd., Gastonia
    • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | City of Mount Holly, 400 E. Central Ave., Mount Holly
    • 1 to 6 p.m. | Grace Covenant Church | 17301 Statesville Rd., Cornelius

Alexis Zarycki is your average girl with the hopes of leaving an everlasting impact on the world. Follow her on Instagram @official_lexpaige