Pittsburgh Responds To Floods In Mississippi
Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF) is sending its first truckload of bottled drinking water to the Mississippi Food Network foodbank in Jackson, Mississippi. According to an AP report, parts of Jackson were without running water Tuesday because flooding exacerbated longstanding problems in one of two water- treatment plants. The city of 150,000 had already been under a boil-water notice for a month because the Health Department found cloudy water that could cause digestive problems. Long lines have formed each day for limited supplies of bottled water at distribution sites.
The Foodbank is working with Feeding America and other disaster response agencies to address the needs of affected community members and assist with recovery efforts. BBF is also working to send another truckload of drinking water from Pittsburgh and will further expand our response as needed.
100% of funds received for BBF’s response will be used to support emergency relief and logistics. Credit card donations can be made on our website at www.brothersbrother.org by choosing US Disasters in the dropdown menu. Checks should be made payable to Brother’s Brother Foundation and sent to the address below. Please note US Disasters in the memo field.
Brother’s Brother Foundation P.O. Box 645934
Pittsburgh, PA 15264-5257
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For additional information, please contact Tanner Rowe, Operations Manager at 724-875-1546 or Ozzy Samad, BBF President at 412-725-7560.
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