Relief shipment readied

October 18, 1992

Carroll workers hope to take a truckload of building materials to victims of Hurricane Andrew in Iberia Parish, La., this week.

Last month, county workers began asking home builders and other companies to donate dry wall, 2-by-4s, nails, shingles, plywood and other materials to help Louisiana residents rebuild their homes and businesses.

The county received its first donation Friday: dozens of rolls of kitchen flooring from Traditional Floorcovering Inc. in Columbia, Howard County.

The flooring is worth $39,000, said Ralph E. Green, chief of the county Bureau of Permits and Inspections.

Some of his employees helped unload the rolls into a hangar at Carroll County Regional Airport, where donations are being stored.

The idea to collect the building materials came from George Beisser, Carroll's chief zoning enforcement officer.

Iberia Parish -- the equivalent of a county -- was chosen after Carroll officials called the National Association of Counties for a recommendation.

Money also may be sent to: Hurricane Relief, Reach Out and Build, c/o Taneytown Bank & Trust, 402 Englar Road, Westminster, 21157.

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