Another solid day of donations combining for more than $7,300 for the Holiday Hope campaign was highlighted by a $3,022 contribution from residents and staff of Carroll Lutheran Village and a $685 gift from Westminster United Methodist Church. Our total now stands at more than $99,400 raised toward our Christmas Day goal of $110,000.

Among the latest contributions to the campaign were $310 from Ron, Zachary and Olivia Thomas in memory of Jill Thomas and Brenda and Lou Waleff, $300 from Dave and Pat Curtis in memory of Tom and Betty Curtis, and Andrew Curtis, $300 from Ricky Calhoun in memory of Jack Calhoun and Donna Calhoun, $250 from Bob and Karen Miller in memory of Bob and Rita Miller and Walter and Catherine Gomulka, $250 from Bill and Chris Flanagan in memory of Mary Helen Kinney and Sally Flanagan, $200 from William and Mary Hersh in memory of Richard and Arlene Myers and in honor of Shirley Hersh and $200 in memory of Gary Torretti.


Also received was $150 from Mary and Lewis Myers Jr. in memory of Jean and Ray Spangler and Helen and Lewis Myers Sr., $100 from Nathan Jenkins’ family in memory of Nathan and Terry Jenkins, Roy and Helen Grimm, $100 from Bob Alexander in memory of departed retirees of the Baltimore County Fire Dept., $100 from Edgar Davies in memory of Edgar and Mary Davies, $100 from Marilyn Sawaya in memory of Ed Sawaya, $100 from Erich and Cindy Ganjon in memory of Ed Schaffer, $100 in honor of our military — past and present, $50 from Jack and Maria Koenig in memory of family Myron and Helen Almony and in honor of H. Paul Koenig Sr., $50 from Charles Ashby, $25 from Bob and Sharon Wilson in memory of Roland and Hilda Wilson, and 15 anonymous donations totaling $926.

Holiday Hope is an annual campaign in which the Carroll County Times teams up with Access Carroll, Carroll Food Sunday, Neighbors in Need Year Round, Carroll Hospice and The Shepherd's Staff to help the less fortunate during the holidays. This year’s goal is to raise $110,000 for the five partner charities by Christmas.

This year, Carroll Community Bank is assisting the Times in processing donations. To participate in Holiday Hope, simply clip the coupon on page A6, fill it out and mail it along with a check made out to the appropriate charity to: Carroll Community Bank Attn: Holiday Hope, 29 Westminster Shopping Center, Westminster, MD 21157. The form can also be downloaded at carrollcountytimes.com/holidayhope.

The Shepherd's Staff is a Christian outreach and support center serving those in need and encouraging pathways to self-sufficiency.

Carroll Hospice provides palliative care and support services to people with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

Neighbors in Need Year Round, administered through Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc., provides assistance with rent, essential utilities and security deposits for people struggling to maintain their housing.

Carroll County Food Sunday operates food banks for the county's needy from locations in Westminster, Taneytown and Eldersburg.

Access Carroll offers integrated healthcare services on a sliding fee scale to uninsured and low-income residents to help patients maintain good health and manage illnesses.