Starting Monday free water purifiers and 'shelter-in-place' kits are being provided to many residents in York and Cuba, Alabama. Sumter County Emergency Management Director, Margaret Bishop-Gulley says residents in those areas who received letters about the kits, must bring those letters to the distribution center in order to receive the donated items.
As part of the give away effort, more than 5,000 emergency kits and more than 2,000 air purifiers are being distributed. All were donated to Sumter County by the emergency management agency in Calhoun County, Alabama. All were surplus items from that agency. The donated items are being distributed to residents in Sumter County who live along the railroad tracks.
This week the donations are being handed out at York West End School to residents from Cuba and York who received a letter from Sumter County's Emergency Management Agency. In coming days letters about another free distribution of these type kits and air purifiers will be sent to affected residents who live in Livingston and Epes.