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Donations in honor of Carroll County Food Sunday volunteers help Holiday Hope pass $75K mark

More than $3,000 in anonymous donations, including $800 in honor of Carroll County Food Sunday volunteers, helped push the amount raised for Holiday Hope past the $75,000 mark.

Holiday Hope is an annual campaign, in its 22nd year, in which the Carroll County Times teams up with Access Carroll, Carroll County Food Sunday, Carroll Hospice, Human Services Programs of Carroll County and The Shepherd’s Staff to help the less fortunate during the holidays. This year’s goal is to raise $125,000 for the five nonprofit organizations by Christmas.


Donations received via mailed-in checks and processed Monday were: $300 from Raymond Coluzzi in memory of Ginny and Ray Jr. and in honor of his family; $300 from Dave and Dottie Haschert in memory of Frieda Haschert, Gloria Martin, C. Danner and Margaret Martin and in honor of Walt Haschert; $250 from Dave and Sue Robinson in memory of Dr. Herbert Robinson, Jack Baile and Gerry Welsh and in honor of Dick and Linda Humbert and EBUCC; $150 from Emily and Robert Brown, $100 from Daniel and Janet Amoss in memory of John and Betty Boone and Theo Amoss; $100 from Mr. and Mrs. David Haschert in honor of Marti Lane, Nikki and Chuck Haschert and families; $100 from Dale and Karen Brown in memory of Philetus R Brown; $100 Richard McKibben in memory of better days; $100 from Tracie and Lee Sturgill in honor of Colton and Benjamin Sturgill; $100 from Connie Zumbrun in memory of Dallas and Verona Wampler and Earl and Janet Lambert; $100 from Lewis and Diana Latane’ in memory of Robert and MaryLu Latane’; $100 from Charles and Alice Odell in memory of Rick Berner; $100 from Lavina Pfefferkorn in memory of Robert Pfefferkorn and Anne Magee; $75 from Stephanie Heck in memory of Tom Heck, Zella Riddle and George Riddle; $50 from the Carroll County Coin Club in memory of the departed members of the Carroll County Coin Club; $50 from Anita Riley in memory of Patrick Riley; $50 from Ray Hartman Jr. in memory of Joan Hartman; $50 from S. LaRue Crowl and Karen Siegman in honor of Ernie and Phyllis Rice; $50 from Bonnie Palmer in memory of Russell Franklin; $50 from Hans and Diann Baum; and $25 from the family of Carol Ann Tighe in memory of the family of Carol Ann Tighe as well as another $50 (bringing to $880 the total donated) from “The Queen of Hearts” in memory of Janet McDowell, Betty Chalson, Becky Larkin and MaryJane White.

Addtionally, online donations were: $100 from Laura Walsh, $25 from Susan Kirker in memory of Earl Beam and $25 from Lori Lawless.


In all, $5,940 in new donations were processed, $3,440 of them anonymous, as the total raised for the five nonprofits increased to 75,855.

To participate in Holiday Hope, simply clip the donation form found today on page A3, fill it out and mail it along with a check made out to the appropriate charity to: Carroll County Times, Attn: Holiday Hope, P.O. Box 169, Westminster, MD 21158. NWSB Bank, a division of ACNB Bank with seven branches in Carroll County, is partnering with the Times to process the donations.

The donation form can also be found online and printed out to be mailed. Please do not attempt to drop off the form in person and please do not send cash.

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Four of the five nonprofits have Holiday Hope online donation links set up. All five have reported lost fundraising opportunities this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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

Carroll County Food Sunday operates food banks for the needy in Carroll County. To make an online donation to Carroll County Food Sunday, go to

Carroll Hospice provides palliative care and support services to people with life-threatening illnesses and their families. To make an online donation to Carroll Hospice, go to, click on “Make a Gift” and follow the Holiday Hope link.

Human Services Programs of Carroll County provides assistance with rent, essential utilities and security deposits for people struggling to maintain their housing. To make an online donation to Human Services Programs of Carroll County go to


The Shepherd’s Staff is a Christian outreach and support center serving those in need and encouraging pathways to self-sufficiency. To make an online donation to The Shepherd’s Staff, go to

Go to to read more about the five nonprofits, for more information about how to participate in Holiday Hope and to see who has made donations this season.