AYER - The piling snow has cut into the available blood supply. As a result, the American Red Cross is holding an emergency blood drive this afternoon, Tue., Feb. 26, from 2-7 p.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 7 Faulkner St. in Ayer.

Donors will be provided a free lunch from Cumberland Farms.

While walk-ins are always welcome, you may schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-Redcross or visiting www.Redcrossblood.org.