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WAAO Supports Neighbors After Isaias

Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Posted on 9/1/2020

Three Notch Communication’s WAAO-FM and WAAO-TV Andalusia, Ala., reached out to their community over the air, as well as through WAAO social media platforms, requesting hurricane relief supplies and donations for the people of the Lake Charles, LA area last week after Hurricane Laura devastated communities there. Local law enforcement agencies got involved, as did the local Ford dealership which loaned a trailer to transport the supplies. Donations poured in at the Andalusia, Opp and Florala, Alabama, Police Departments, the Covington County Sheriff’s Office and to WAAO Studios.

Monday morning, Sheriff’s Posse Captain Joe Barton (who is also a Covington County Commissioner) and Posse member Frank Butts and his wife left for Louisiana with two trucks, trailers, fuel transfer tanks full of generator gas, diesel fuel, ice and cash to deliver these hurricane supplies to people in need. The residents were very grateful for what these supplies will do for them in their time of need. They were so thankful and humbled that a small community in Alabama would think of them in this trying time.

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