The USFWC is sharing this call for support from our member Cooperation Jackson, to support people on the ground with little to no access to drinkable water. A deluge knocked out a water plant in Jackson, Miss. this week, cutting off more than 150,000 people of drinking water. As climate change continues to threaten and deprive access to clean, safe drinking water across the country, we call on cooperators across the country to help the Jackson, Mississippi community. Below is a message directly from the Cooperation Jackson with opportunities to support:
Support the people of Jackson in our critical time of need. Due to climate change and decades of neglect of our cities infrastructure, critical portions of Jackson have flooded and incapacitated our cities water treatment facilities. As a result, the entire city is without drinking water and it is not clear when the system is going to be repaired and water access restored.
The Governor has declared a state of emergency and is deploying the national guard to supply water to the residents of Jackson. However, to ensure that aid is delivered directly to the people of our community in West Jackson, we are engaging in an autonomous relief effort to ensure that the homeless, the elderly, and those with limited transportation in our community get the resources they need.We are asking all of our friends, comrades, and fellow cooperators to join us in the effort.
Please donate generously at https://cooperationjackson.org/donate. Please spread the word to your family and friends and encourage them to donate.If you or your organization are able to deliver pallets of water, we welcome that as well.