NEW HAVEN –– To honor its late founder, Herbert H. Pearce and his commitment to community service (see story, page 1), the H. Pearce Co. will hold a May 13 blood drive at locations in New Haven, Branford and Wallingford.

Pearce, who died April 18, “lived 95 full years, rich with dedication to charitable giving,” said his daughter, H. Pearce President and CEO Barbara L. Pearce, “so we decided to celebrate his life in the spirit he would most appreciate. We chose this cause because Herb had leukemia and benefited from transfusions.”

Blood will be drawn May 13, between 12:15 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Red Cross at 703 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the H. Pearce office at 1236 Main Street, Branford and between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. the Pearce Commercial Listing building at 50 South Main Street, Wallingford.