Wednesday, September 21, 2022

How You Can Still Help Those in Need affected by the Jackson, MS Water Crisis


Last month, the Pearl and other Mississippi rivers began flooding due to heavy rain pour. During that time, the O.B. Curtis and J.H. Fewell treatment plants were damaged causing an interruption with water pressure.  The water pressure was restored on 09/05 and the ongoing boil water advisory was lifted 09/15, which was in place for more than 40 days.  Yesterday, news outlets reported that many residents have filed a class action lawsuit against the city of Jackson (specifically officials, corporations, etc).  The lawsuit is in efforts of seeking relief for damages, removal of contaminated pipes, cancellation of bills and so forth. 

via CNN

While there has been progress with restoring regular water during this crisis, they could still use a helping hand there.  Here's how you can do your part:  
partner organizations allied to provide clean water needs in communities directly impacted by deteriorating infrastructure.  

focuses on the long game.  makes investments in research, preparedness, planning etc. that extends beyond the crisis.  

holds weekly water distribution drives at Ida B. Wells plaza.  provides community support.  

provide residents and families with food and water

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