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Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Posted on 12/21/2021
Northport, Alabama Mayor Bobby Herndon and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa partnered to raise funds and collect supplies to help the victims of the deadly, destructive tornadoes that tore through the state of Kentucky in December. Together they collected enough clothes, toys, food and hygiene products to fill five U-Haul trailers that were delivered to disaster areas Saturday.
Several local businesses donated supplies for the Kentucky relief drive. Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa radio stations also participated in the drive, broadcasting live from drop-off points and encouraging listeners to donate non-perishable goods to the effort. Representatives from Alt 101.7, 95.3 The Bear, 105.1 The Block and 92.9 WTUG were on site at Herndonís surveying business all Friday afternoon to draw in donations.
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