Northport mayor helps hurricane Ian victims
By WVUA 23 News Reporter Daniel Tomas
NORTHPORT — Northport Mayor Bobby Herndon is serious about helping others.
“I made a vow that if something nearby that was a disaster would happen, I would help,” Herndon said.
Now, Herndon is making a difference in a city with nearly the same name: North Port, Florida.
Mayor Bobby Herndon and his team donated not one but two trucks full of supplies to help victims of Hurricane Ian.
Herndon started the relief fund with a social media post last week. Thanks to locals around West Alabama, he received more than 15,000 bottles of water, 500 gallons of bleach and a whole lot of baby supplies.
“It’s a community thing,” Herndon said. “You know we’re taught from the cradle to love one another, to treat others as you want to be treated. So we’re going to do that as long as we can help. We’re all human, and when somebody’s hurting we hurt with them.”
Herndon paid for gas and the U-haul truck himself, and another truck was loaned by Chapel Hill Baptist Church.
He said he’s planning on another supply drive soon.