BELFAST — In memory of Michael G. Quirk, Quirk Auto Group will host community blood drives at its locations in Augusta, Bangor, Belfast and Portland, in partnership with the American Red Cross.

At Quirk Ford in Belfast, the blood drive will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the dealership, 244 Main St.

The drives will be open to employees, family, friends and members of the community. According to a press release announcing the blood drives, “the Quirk Family realized during Michael’s hospital stay how important the availability of blood, and blood products are in a time of need.”

To sign up to donate blood, or to volunteer, visit quirkauto.com/redcross.