Carroll County to collect donations for those affected by Hurricane Irma

Carroll's Board of County Commissioners, the county Sheriff's Office and the county Department of Public Safety are partnering to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Irma.

The event will be held during the Emergency Preparedness Expo on Saturday, according to a news release from the county.


Only cash and checks will be accepted. Checks can be made payable to any of the following:

  • The Florida Disaster Fund of the Volunteer Florida Foundation;
  • The American Red Cross;
  • The Salvation Army;
  • Carroll County government.

Checks payable to specific organizations will be forwarded to those entities, according to the release. Nondesignated monetary donations will be divided equally and sent, on behalf of Carroll County, to the charities listed above in support of Hurricane Irma victims.

Monetary donations of any amount are appreciated and receipts are available, according to the release. Anyone interested can make a monetary donation 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Carroll County Government Office Building, 225 N. Center St., Westminster in lower Parking Lot A.

The Sheriff's Office Mobile Command Center vehicle will be at this location with staff accepting donations, according to the release.

This is an added event scheduled around the Carroll County Emergency Preparedness Expo, according to the release. The Expo will occur simultaneously at its regularly scheduled hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • $6,271.89 for the United Ways of Texas;
  • $9,881.89 for the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund of Greater Houston Community Foundation;
  • $10,756.89 for the American Red Cross;
  • $11,781.89 for The Salvation Army (Texas).