Shreveport Volunteer Network giving out food, water to apartment complex in need
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - As the City of Shreveport continues to deal with water issues following severe winter storms, volunteers are stepping up to help those in need of drinking water.
KSLA’s Tayler Davis spoke with Keith Bryant Tuesday, Feb. 23; he’s the cofounder of the Shreveport Volunteer Network. Bryant says a number of people reached out to the organization about the water situation at Stone Vista Apartments in Shreveport.
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Bryant says on their way back from Baton Rouge on a supply run, he saw a Facebook post about the apartment complex’s situation. At 2 a.m. Monday, Feb. 22, he and his crew stopped at the complex to give out bottled water, toiletries, and food. The crew returned Tuesday morning to do the same.
Bryant explained the conditions the residents at the apartment are dealing with right now.
“I saw kids getting water from a dripping water main out to bath in, to drink or whatever,” he said.
This volunteer disaster relief organization is donations-based. Bryant says with the help of people from all over especially, from south Louisiana, they can give back to people in the community. They passed out water, food, and cleaning supplies.
“This disaster has been hard in many ways a lot of people have not been able to go to work, and so since they haven’t worked a lot and are living paycheck to paycheck they can’t eat,” he said.
He says they plan to make Summer Grove Baptist church a warehouse for supplies. He said they will continue to help people in the community and in other states.
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