Dear Editor:

Obviously, this year has been a difficult year for many families as well as businesses and non-profit organizations. Let's turn 2020 into a positive force by contributing $20.20 to the Carroll County 708 Board.

For the previous three years the Carroll County 708 Board has sponsored an October music weekend in support of the seven agencies serving the county: Sinnissippi Centers, Riverview Center, Rolling Hills Progress Center, CASA, Lutheran Social Services, Tyler's Justice and the Carroll County Substance Education Coalition.

Although their important work and their expenses continue, the agencies have had to close offices, work from home and cancel all group activities such as fundraisers.

The 708 Board would like to call attention to the needs of these seven organizations and encourage residents to contribute $20.20 toward the support of these agencies. Donations may be sent to Carroll County 708 Grants Fund, care of Carroll County Treasurer, P.O. Box 198, Mount Carroll, IL 61053.

For more information on what these groups are doing, visit the Carroll County Mental Health Board Facebook page or the Carroll County website. Thank you for your generosity during this unprecedented time.

Carroll County 708 Board