Northport Mayor Delivers Supplies to West Alabama Tornado Victims
Northport Mayor Bobby Herndon joined community members and area officials and delivered a large trailer and two trucks filled with supplies for tornado victims in neighboring Alabama counties Tuesday.
Severe storms tore through Central Alabama Thursday, including several long-track tornadoes that caused significant property damage in Bibb, Hale and Shelby and killed five people in East Alabama's Calhoun County.
Herndon spoke with the Tuscaloosa Thread Tuesday right before he and others departed from his surveyor's office in Northport.
"This is Northport Mayor Bobby Herndon, we're about to leave my surveying office here at 2728 Lurleen B Wallace Blvd., which had been our central donation drop-off point for 10 years," Herndon said. "We've been to many states [and] communities, but there are going to be the closest trips that we've ever had to make."
"We hate the way that the damage occurred or [affected] our friends and neighbors, but we're gonna do everything we can to help out. The citizens of Northport and Tuscaloosa are always most gracious [and] most generous and I appreciate their support," Herndon added.
Herndon said supplies from the large U-Haul truck would be used to provide the city of Centreville with much-needed supplies. The two smaller trucks would be used to bring relief items to the Perry and Greensboro communities.
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