FCSO To Help Texas With Donation Trailer


Residents flooded out of their homes in Houston will get some help from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities will send a trailer filled with needed items to Texas.

Sheriff A.J. Smith says the relief effort is a small way to help those going through a huge crisis.

“I know our community is a very giving community so I’m like, let’s put together a little relief.”

From Tuesday through Friday the trailer will be at the Riverfront Park in Apalachicola and Jackson’s Ace Hardware Store in Carabelle.

“We’re going to load this trailer up – hook a pick-up truck to it and we’re going to go -yes, our deputies are going to go,” said Smith.

Some acceptable donations include water, non-perishable food and items, diapers, toiletries, and blankets.

“We understand the Red Cross, and other folks are doing things but I think when there’s something as catastrophic as this hurricane that went in, it’s probably a need for every single item that we can get there,” said Smith. 

Smith understands what it’s like to go through a storm.

“This is the least we can do to try to help them get back some kind of normalcy in their life.”

Smith says at the end of the week they will ride to Texas with the trailer.

The Sheriff’s Office will take donations at anytime.

If anyone is not able to drop them off, they can call the Sheriff’s Office to have a deputy pick it up.

The number is 850-670-8500.

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