Madison County Sheriff's Office Responds to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts. How You Can Help
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous requests from concerned citizens that have expressed a desire to offer donations those who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The Sheriff’s Office has been in the planning stages since the beginning of this event. On Wednesday, August 30th, we received information from the National Sheriff’s Association (NSA) and the Florida Division of Emergency Management that the State of Texas has yet to identify or request any items needed and at this point have no ability to handle any donations they receive.
Often times during large scale events such as the extensive flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, First Responders in the affected areas are deployed for an extensive time creating hardships for the agencies who employ them, the First Responders themselves as well as community volunteers.
In response to this, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office has identified several agencies who would appreciate donations of specific items to assist the First Responders including Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS and volunteers who are dedicated to helping those in need within their communities. Beginning Tuesday, September 5th, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office will be accepting donations at the main office located at 2364 West US Hwy 90 between the hours of 8am – 5pm until Friday September 8th and will resume the following week Monday thru Friday or until we fill our 15 foot tandem axel trailer. Once the trailer is filled we will deliver the donations to the agencies that have requested our assistance.
The items requested are:
Packs of T-Shirts (various sizes)
Packs of Socks (various sizes)
Packs of Underwear (various sizes)
Trash Bags (large)
Zip Lock Bags
We respectfully request that donated items be packed in cardboard boxes and labeled identifying the contents. Thank you to everyone for your willingness to help those committed to helping others.