United Way presents checks to police department and sheriff’s office
FLORENCE, S.C. – The United Way of Florence County recently presented two checks to help support the men and women of the Florence Police Department and the Florence County Sheriff’s Office in the aftermath of a deadly shooting on Oct. 3.
Two officers – Florence police Sgt. Terrence Carraway and investigator Farrah Turner of the sheriff’s office – died from injuries they suffered in the line of duty.
One check for $500 was given to the City of Florence Police Benevolent Fund on Nov. 5, and a second check for $500 was given to the Florence County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday.
“After the tragedy on Oct. 3, the United Way of Florence County board of directors strongly felt like we had to do something to show our support for these brave men and women who do so much to protect our community every day,” said John Cariati, the chairman of the board. “Our hope is that these donations help the families of the officers who have passed and continue to help with the recovery of those officers that were injured.”
Donations can be made to the officers through United Way of Florence County either online at uwflorence.org/give or at the United Way office at 1621 W. Palmetto St. in Florence. Please note on the donation that you would like the money to go to the officers. Donations also can be made to the Police Benevolent Fund through any First Citizens Bank or First Reliance Bank branch or to the officers through the GoFundMe pages under “Terrence Carraway Memorial,” “Wounded Florence Officers Fund” and “Fight Farrah Fight.”
The United Way of Florence County is a 501c3 nonprofit that has been a cornerstone of the social service sector in Florence County for more than 60 years. Its mission is to positively impact the needs of our community by strengthening relationships, programs and services that produce measureable results and improve the quality of life.