Well, we have several close friends who live in the affected areas, and I was
watching their posts on Facebook in disbelief that they weren’t getting much
relief. I woke up one morning, turned my faucet on, realized how lucky I was,
and decided I needed to help.
And this drive is ongoing?
Oh yes. As long as people are willing to bring water we’ll find ways to get it
there. Right now we have Iddings Trucking Company who have volunteered to take
several pickup trucks or whatever we need. Washington State has collected 500
gallons they’re bringing here (today). ThermoFisher is bringing in some water.
We’ve collected over 350 gallons here plus the additional I mentioned that’s
You’ve been involved in this a while, so from that perspective what can others
Keep bringing in water or just take some to the affected area yourself. Reach
out to people and help.
from Washington State Community College ended up collecting 600 gallons of clean water and
they helped load today’s delivery into those trucks supplied by Iddings. The load of
water left Marietta for the Charleston area at midday.
awareness and donations increase, “the twisted sisters” are becoming a little
concerned about the weight of all that water on the floor of the historic old
building. If a downtown property owner has some empty space that could serve as
a temporary collection point or storage site, call Becky Pritchett at (740)
adds that they could use some strong cardboard boxes in which to place loose
gallons of water for the next delivery, and the next, as long as it takes.