West Tennessee sends water to Flint

JACKSON, Tenn. — After two weeks of collecting, the ‘Water for Flint’ project finished up Saturday. Members of the Jackson-Madison County branch of the NAACP loaded cases of water bottles on trucks heading to Flint, Michigan.

Screen Shot 2016-03-05 at 10.53.03 PMVolunteers and Jackson firefighters helped remove water from two McNairy County School buses filled with more than 500 cases of water.

Organizers said they expect to send about 500-thousand bottles of water to Flint from West Tennessee.

“It shows that we all can pull together to help someone in their time of need,” said McNairy County school teacher Lashell Moore. “And it could easily happen to us. A town as small as McNairy County, it could happen to us just as easily. So we would want someone to help us if it impacted our county.”

Because of the overwhelming support from West Tennessee, another truck will be filled with water Sunday.

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