LDS Delivers Truckload of Bottled Water

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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Kristy McDonough                                                                                                                                

By Kristy McDonough  

On Sunday, February 21, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were busy unloading pallets of bottled water in the parking lot to help the Abilene community.  Abilene was under a boil water notice, and parts of the city and surrounding area are still without water because of broken water lines. The semi-truck then delivered the second half of the bottled water to San Angelo, where local volunteers and missionaries there worked to unload the truck and disburse the water to people in need. Each area received 10 pallets of water each.  

A portion of the water was taken by members of the church to their neighbors and others in need in the city.  Some members of the church chose to drive to Abilene from as far away as Eastland to get water for people there.  Next, they delivered a big portion of the water to the Lyndale Memory Care center in south Abilene because of the broken water main. The center was without any water. The balance of the water was donated to the local Big Country Chapter of the American Red Cross.  

“We are so excited to partner with these wonderful nonprofit organizations in the Abilene and San Angelo communities who work so diligently to distribute water to those who need it the most during these difficult times,” said Kristy McDonough, local Communications Director for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. 

President Calvin R. Hill, who has led the church congregations in the Abilene, San Angelo and surrounding communities since 2019, is “very pleased that these communities will receive the water that is so desperately needed from church headquarters.” 

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