Jackson, Mississippi 

Boys & Girl's Club Walker Unit​
4350 Raymond Road, MS 39212

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Responding to a water emergency

 

In February of 2021, an ice storm hit Jackson MS, a city where 82% of the population is African-American and a quarter of the people live in poverty. The storm burst a huge number of the city’s water pipes, and a month later, over 40,000 of Jackson’s residents were without running water. The damage the storm caused to the already dilapidated water system has left much of the water system contaminated with lead and other toxins. It was left to local organizations, such as the Boys and Girls club, to see that their community has access to safe drinking water.

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The Water Box at the Boys and Girls Club Walker Unit in Jackson, MS was made possible through a donation by The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation. The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation inspires hope by providing critical funding at critical times to communities striving to make a difference. More about The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation can be found at https://tbrpf.org/

Water Box Impact

Bottles

Single-use 16 oz. plastic bottles replaced

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Gallons

Gallons of clean water distributed

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CO2

Kilograms of greenhouse gasses avoided

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