JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – A bottled water giveaway was held for Jackson neighbors on Thursday in the parking lot of Northend Church of God in Christ. The water was donated from By Faith Global Ministry Inc. in Riverdale, Georgia.
Pastor Barbara Green, who is originally from Mississippi, said it saddened her heart to hear people in Jackson were suffering with no water for weeks. She decided to host water collection drivers. Nearly 20 pallets of water were collected.
They were able to deliver the water thanks to a church in Tennessee, as well as Pastor Jamal Bryan of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta.
Lashundra Liddell, secretary for Jackson City Councilwoman Angelique Lee, said they took a trip to Georgia and loaded water in a U-Haul. In that load, they only could gather a small portion of what had been donated.
Pastor Green said they will be delivering another load of water to the Jackson area during the last weekend of March.