Coast cities asking for water donations to help during Jackson water crisis

The Gulf Coast continues to help the citizens of Jackson who need clean water during the water crisis.

‘One Coast, One Recovery’ is a community donation drive that teamed up with Granny’s Alliance to deliver water to Jackson.

An 18-wheeler will take 26 pallets that are filled with thousands of bottles and another truck with 3,500 gallons of clean water.

The truck left around 1 p.m. to take their first load to drop off at Jackson State University.

Doug Burtch, vice president of Granny’s Alliance, says he knew he needed to help out when he was watching an interview with Head Football Coach Deion Sanders at JSU about the city’s drinking water issues. “That’s kind of what we do. We respond when people are having problems. We’re a company that provides facility support equipment for disasters or special events. That’s just kind of in our heart. That’s the best thing we can do. We’re going to put some smiles on some people’s faces. We’re going to be happy. We’re blessed to be doing this.”

Granny’s Alliance plans to deliver another truck load on Tuesday and will be accepting donations until September 13th.

All donations are accepted at any city fire department.

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