PEARL, Miss. (WJTV) – Cities and organizations across the Jackson-metro area are working to help with the Jackson water crisis, and they need your help.
There will be several water drives in order to collect water for Jackson neighbors.
The City of Pearl, in partnership with Main Street Pearl and the Pearl Chamber of Commerce, will hold a bottled water drive. There are two donations sites:
- Pearl City Hall Lobby (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) 2420 Old Brandon Rd.
- Pearl Chamber of Commerce (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) 110 Lonnie T. Jenkins Dr.
The Pearl Fire Department will deliver the first donations on Friday, September 2.
The City of Gluckstadt will partner with the Gluckstadt Madison Business Alliance to hold a bottled water drive for neighbors in the City of Jackson.
Gluckstadt neighbors are asked to donate cases of bottled water or unopened gallon jugs to help provide Jackson citizens with clean water for drinking, cooking and hygiene purposes.
Donations may be dropped off at Gluckstadt City Hall during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday) through September 30.
Fondren Church in Jackson also has a drop off location at their community center at 3327 Old Canton Road. Water will be distributed Monday through Sunday. Click here for more information.
Parkway Baptist Church in Clinton is also hosting a water drive for Jackson. Organizers said bottled water will be sent to the Center for Pregnancy Choices and Van Winkle Early Childhood Center.
Neighbors can drop off donations outside the church office.
The City of Madison will also be collecting bottle water of gallon jug for Jackson neighbors in need. Leaders are asking Madison business and neighbors to donate to either of the following Fire Stations from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 7 days a week:
- Fire Station #2- located at 7466 Old Canton Road
- Fire Station #3- located at 1353 Mannsdale Road
Over in the Pine Belt, Pearl River Community College will be hosting a Water Drive in coordination with the City of Jackson September 6 through September 13. Donations can be dropped off at the Receiving Warehouse on the Poplarville campus between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Here are the donations centers that are accepting water:
|New Horizon Church||Ronnie Crudup Jr.||601-371-1427||1770 Ellis Avenue|
|American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)||Maisie Brown||601-573-2924||Life Storage #8111 4000 N. West Street Jackson, MS 39206|
|Freedom Ministries International||Pastor Juanita Ward||601-672-6407||4915 I-55N Building D Jackson, MS 39206|
|Jackson State University||Michael Bolden||601-979-1638||1325 Hattiesburg Street Jackson, MS 39204|
|MagCor Industries||Felicia Prater||601-624-8825||2929 I-55S Frontage Rd (it is the first building south of McDowell Road)|
|Cathedral AME Zion Church||Yolanda Beal||601-982-0945||428 W. Northside Dr. Jackson, MS 39206|
|St Joseph Baptist Church||Natalie Williams||601-940-0392||1094 Prisock Rd. Byram, MS 39272|
|Nu Vision Worship Center||Charles Richardson||601-624-2965||4800 Watkins Dr. Jackson, MS 39206|