DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Houston County Commissioners are working to build a warehouse facility for PPE equipment.
“We felt like we needed and we did actually go out and locate some temporary locations to store some supplies but we feel like we need a permanent location,” Commission Chairman Mark Culver.
With hospitals almost at capacity, PPE supplies are limited. With the help of Govenor Ivey’s EDA CARES grant, which Houston County Commissioners applied and voted to match the funds needed for the PPE facility to be built.
The facility will contain masks, gloves, gowns, and more. Commission Chairman Mark Culver said it would impact more than the county.
“Not just for the county but for our hospitals, and for the nuclear plant and the health department and others that have had real issues in trying to store..Store these necessary supplies,” said Culver.
Culver says this facility will ensure the safety of all Dothan citizens. It also will allow hospitals and other local organizations a place to store equipment that they need in one warehouse.
An estimate around $2 million is what commissioners are asking for the facility but Culver believes this will be a well worth investment for the city.
WDHN will keep you updated as this project develops.