Birmingham hosting water and supplies drive for Jackson, Mississippi — Sept. 6-8

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City of Birmingham Hurricane Dorian Relief efforts at Boutwell Auditorium on September 12, 2019. (Pat Byington/ Bham Now)

The City of Birmingham is hosting a water and supplies drive for the residents of Jackson, Mississippi beginning on Tuesday, September 6th through Thursday, September 8 in front of Boutwell Auditorium at 1930 Rev. Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd.

Volunteers will accept donations from 7:30AM to 4PM

Jackson Water Crisis

Since late August, Mississippi’s capital city has been experiencing a water crisis after the Pearl River flooded due to severe storms in the state. The flooding caused the city’s largest water treatment facility to stop the treatment of drinking water. This resulted in approximately 150,000 residents of the city being left without access to safe drinking water.

On August 29th, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba  declared a water system emergency.

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin and the Magic City is responding and rallying support.

“Our brothers and sisters in Jackson need us and we plan to show them that Birmingham cares.” 

Items Needed

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City of Birmingham Hurricane Dorian Relief efforts at Boutwell Auditorium on September 12, 2019. (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Birmingham is asking residents to donate the following items:

  • Bottled water
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Paper products (such as paper towels and toilet paper)

DO NOT  bring clothing. 

Joining the City of Birmingham in this water and supplies drive is the Christian Service Mission.

Ways to Support Jackson

If you are looking for additional ways to support Jackson, visit the Community Foundation for Mississippi website titled — Ways to Help: Jackson Water Crisis.

The site is useful and updated daily.

Do you know of a group that is organizing a water and supply drive for Jackson? Tell us at Bham Now by sending us an email at hello@bhamnow.com or tag us on social media at @bhamnow .  Help us spread the word.

Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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