Northport relief drive helps Kentucky families

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Asher Redd

Northport sprang into action Monday to help families impacted by heavy flooding in Kentucky.

As he does in the wake of major disasters around the country, Mayor Bobby Herndon organized a relief drive and will be taking truckloads of generators, gas cans, hygiene products and more will to the bluegrass state on Wednesday.

“The tornado of 2011 that hit Tuscaloosa, Northport was spared but our friends in Tuscaloosa weren’t, and [we] were there to help,” Herndon said. “But to see the outpouring of love and compassion from all across the country, it affected me, and I said to myself that if I ever have the opportunity to do the same thing for somebody in need, I’m going to.”

This trip is Herndon’s 12th for helping natural disaster survivors across the country.

“This is not about Bobby Herndon. It’s about our community. That’s why I do it,” Herndon said.

Supplies and monetary donations are being accepted at 2728 Lurleen B. Wallace Boulevard in Northport until the trucks leave Wednesday morning.

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