Local business pleads with community to donate water for citizens struggling in Jackson, Miss.
Jackson, Mississippi residents are lacking clean water due to flooding; Uniforms-R-Us is stepping up to help.
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Jackson, Miss. is facing a crisis... residents don’t have enough clean water.
Here at home in Mobile, one local business is helping out.
Uniforms-R-Us is collecting water bottle donations. They say their goal is to completely fill a tractor trailer with bottles of water over the weekend.
Lorenzo Martin, owner of Uniforms-R-Us, is leading the drive and asking the community to help.
There will be a tractor trailer delivering the bottles of water to the citizens of Jackson.
Martin says he is hoping others will step up, too.
“It’s one thing to not have drinking water-- but it’s something else not to have water at all, not even in your fire hydrants or toilets. That has to be a miserable situation. I’m adamantly reaching out to the citizens of Mobile County to say ‘let’s do our part’,” said Martin.
The tractor trailer will be located at Uniforms-R-Us on Government Boulevard until Sunday, and it will be there from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The truck will leave early next week.
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