GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Hall County made a large donation to three Grand Island non profits Wednesday morning. Hope Harbor, the Salvation Army and the Crisis Center were all brought several bags full of towels, blankets and toys for their residents.
The county had been accepting donations from their employees for the last month and collected more this year than ever before. With the extra donations, they were able to bring items to the Salvation Army for the first time.
"The generosity of all our county employees who do this and what they have done over the last three years is totally amazing," County Clerk Marla Conley told Local4 News. "We know that by donating to the Crisis Center and to the Hope Harbor, that it's going to people who just need a little bit of that special thing during the holiday seasons."
They say it's all about giving back to the community they all serve.
"There are people who maybe need a little something special at this time of year especially," Conley said. "Some of them are homeless, some of them need those things. If we can give it to them and make them smile, it's all worth it."
Hope Harbor says they will put the donations around their tree and that they could not be more thankful for what the county has done.