Our neighbors in Morgan and Lawrence Counties need our help during this water crisis.

Think about how many times you grab a drink of water at home. Now consider how many cups of water you use to cook with every day. Does your son or daughter always go to bed with a cup of water? Now imagine if you couldn’t drink your tap water anymore. This has sadly become a reality for some of our neighbors.  

Water Crisis: How You Can Help

June 10, 2016

Our neighbors in Lawrence and Morgan County are in need of water donations.

Think about how many times you grab a drink of water at home. Now consider how many cups of water you use to cook with every day. Does your son or daughter always go to bed with a cup of water? Now imagine if you couldn’t drink your tap water anymore. This has sadly become a reality for some of our neighbors.

Those living in Lawrence and Morgan Counties are currently facing a water crisis. Up to 100,000 residents have been told not to drink water from their taps because of high levels of man-made chemicals PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) and PFOS (perfluorooctyl sulfonate). The West Morgan-East Lawrence Water and Sewer Authority began the alert after the EPA issued a health advisory on May 19th.

Redstone donated almost 1,000 water bottles to help those in need.Now, thousands of people are without water in western Morgan County and eastern Lawrence County. Although the water is safe for skin contact, those in the affected areas have been advised to not consume the water. Home water filters are unable to filter out a majority of the chemicals, so those in the areas affected are left without fresh, clean water. Our neighbors are in need of our help!

Redstone donated almost 1,000 water bottles to the Food Bank of North Alabama to take to drop-off sites. We encourage all North Alabama businesses to do their best to help our community by donating water.

WAFF reported on June 8th that the Morgan County EMA is concerned that donations may run out. In this time of need, it’s important to help support our neighbors as best we can. If you would like to make a water donation, you can drop water off at the following locations:

Star 99's Neighborhood Love Water Drive drop-off locations:

       McCurry Motors Locations
                    Athens:24305 Highway 72 East Athens, AL 35613
                    Decatur: 2780 Highway 20 Decatur, AL 35603
                    North Huntsville:2001 Max Luther Dr Huntsville, AL 35810

       Landers McLarty Nissan
                    Huntsville: 6520 University Drive NW, Huntsville, AL 35806

       Lynn Layton Nissan
                    Decatur: 2402 Highway 31 South Decatur, AL 35601

Other drop-off locations include:

        United Methodist North Alabama Conference Disaster Response Team
                     Decatur: 3220 US 31, Building Decatur, AL 35603

        Monrovia V.F.D.
                    Madison345 Mt Zion Rd, Madison, AL 35757

        Food Bank of North Alabama
                    Huntsville2000 Vernon Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805

If you are affected by the water contamination, you can receive a limited amount per family at the following locations. Please try to bring a copy of your water bill with you. Donations are also accepted at all of these locations.

Lawrence County 
       Hillsboro Gin: 14934 Al. Hwy. 20 Hillsboro, AL 35643 
       Roy Coffey Park: 3581 Jefferson St. Courtland, AL 35618
       Farmers Market: 15992 Main St. Town Creek, AL 35672
       Okalona Baptist Church: 6628 Co. Rd. 236 Town Creek, AL 35672
       Veterans Memorial Park: 6229 Co. Rd. 214 Trinity, AL 35673

Morgan County
     
 Danville V.F.D.: 5796 Hwy. 36 W Danville, AL 35619
       Mud Tavern V.F.D.: 2278 Kirby Bridge Rd Decatur, AL 35603
       Neel V.F.D.: 70 Neel School Road Danville, AL 35619
       Punkin Center V.F.D.: 672 Kirby Bridge Road Danville, AL 35619
       Massey V.F.D.: 386 Evergreen Road Falkville, AL 35622

We thank all of North Alabama and the surrounding areas for their continual support in this time of need. By coming together as a community, we will be able to help support those in Lawrence and Morgan Counties.  

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