The lack of drinkable water or even water pressure in Jackson, Mississippi, has led Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves to declare a State of Emergency, activating the Mississippi National Guard in response to the water crisis. And in the midst of this ongoing crisis, Convoy of Hope is on the scene.
According to Ethan Forhetz, national spokesperson for Convoy of Hope, the organization has already sent truckloads of bottled water to be distributed to the 150,000 residents of Jackson.
“It remains to be seen how long this crisis will play out, but Convoy is in touch with churches in the area to facilitate bottled water distributions,” Forhetz states. “Some think this could turn into the ‘next Flint’ water crisis. During the Flint water crisis, Convoy of Hope facilitated more than 400 truck loads of water that were distributed to residents.”
Wayne Hall, lead pastor of Jackson First Assembly of God, located in the southwest portion of the city, says the church has become a…