Catholic Charities responds to Jackson water woes

August 31, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JACKSON – As Jackson continues to struggle with water woes, Catholic Charities is providing help to those in need who have been affected by flooding and the city of Jackson’s water crisis.

“We are pleased that President Biden, Governor Tate Reeves and Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba are trying to work together to address the water situation in Jackson,” said Bishop Joseph Kopacz of the Diocese of Jackson. “We pray for long term solutions to this problem, and a swift response to get water flowing back into all Jackson homes and businesses.”

Currently, the Catholic Charities Disaster Response team is assisting displaced families as a result of Pearl River flooding and coordinating with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to become a distribution site for water at their office at 850 E. River Place, Jackson, MS, 39202. Until that is in place, they are gearing up to provide water to the community through the help of Catholic Charities USA and with Charities offices in Louisiana.

Community members can do their part to provide relief by donating cases or gallons of water, or cash donations to Catholic Charities at https://www.catholiccharitiesjackson.org/donate/.

If you need assistance due to being displaced by flooding, contact Catholic Charities Disaster Response at (601) 960-8490.