SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - A number of community organizations have stepped up to give bottled water to those in need.
Summer Grove Baptist Church has joined in those efforts, as well as the Open Range Fellowship in Greenwood. The mayor of Greenwood says around 60% of residents now have water, but pressure remains low. He says one thing contributing the the lingering low pressure issue is that residents are not making efforts to conserve water.
The mayor is asking everyone to use their water as little as possible.
Pastor Heath Peloquin says they are no strangers to giving back to the community and, right now, the need is more important than ever.
Anyone still having issues with their water could stop by to grab a case. The church received more than 200 cases of water and an additional 200 on Wednesday morning, Feb. 24, before the distribution started. Some of the water came all the way from Mississippi.
Many people who came by were starting to get their water back but had low pressure.
“We just got some water this morning but very low pressure and so we haven’t been able to wash. We’ve been using the water that we’ve been getting from places to cook with and so we’ll keep water continuing today,” said Fannie Richardson of Shreveport.
Summer Grove Baptist Church is also giving out clothing and food if needed.