The Huron County Sheriff’s Office is once again receiving anonymous donations that will be distributed during the holidays.
Sheriff Kelly Hanson says this is the 10th year citizens have sent in cash to be given to their neighbors who have experienced a hardship such as the loss of a loved one, serious illness, or losing a job over the last year. Hanson says they work with local police agencies, clergy, non-profits, and community leaders to find people to receive the cash gifts or food certificates, usually around $100. Deputies try to deliver the gifts discreetly and unannounced.
Hanson says the last 9 years have averaged around $5,000, and by the end of this year he expects they will have distributed more than $300,000 in cash and toys to Huron County citizens.