CONYERS, GA—In response to Jackson, Mississippi’s water crisis, Springfield Baptist Church in Conyers is mobilizing to send bottled water to Jackson.
According to news reports, rainfall of historic proportions flooded Mississippi’s Pearl River, triggering equipment failures at the O.B. Curtis water treatment plant in Jackson, MS, the state’s capitol city. Officials say some 150,000 residents are without safe drinking water as a result of the crisis.
Springfield will collect water (preferably 24 and 48 bottled water cases) from the community Sept. 9-11. The water collected will be transported to Jackson, MS in conjunction with the Mississippi Food Network.
The collection dates and times are located below and will be held on the campus of Springfield Baptist Church, 1877 Iris Drive SE, Conyers.
Friday, Sept. 9
8 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Springfield Activity Center
9 a.m. – 12 noon | Use East Entrance
East Parking Lot (commuter lot)
Sunday, Sept. 11
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Use East Entrance
Springfield Activity Center