VA Medical Center hosting weather radio giveaway for veterans
By WVUA 23 News Student Reporter Emily Benito
TUSCALOOSA – The Tuscaloosa County Emergency Management Agency and the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center are sponsoring a weather radio giveaway on Nov. 7 for veterans. It will happen at the VA Medical Center, where veterans can receive a free, programmed weather radio to inform them of pending weather threats.
This event is first come, first serve, and veterans must bring a driver’s license listing a Tuscaloosa County address and a veteran ID card.
Both organizations wanted to do something o show their appreciation for veterans’ service, and thought there was no better way than trying to keep them protected.
Severe weather season starts in January so now is a good time to start preparing.
“They’ve purchased weather radios, and we’re going to be handing them out that day just to show appreciation to our veterans and all of our veterans in Tuscaloosa county,” said Tuscaloosa County EMA Director Nick Lolley.