HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner introduced Thursday a water donation occasion shall be held Friday to assist residents of Jackson, Mississippi, who’re experiencing a catastrophic water system failure.
Jackson’s water system failure has induced town to lack protected consuming water or water to flush bathrooms earlier this week following flooding and torrential rains. The mayor is encouraging Houstonians to donate water to assist Jackson residents.
Turner famous that the mayor of Jackson, Chokwe Antar Lumumba, has shut ties to town of Houston. Lumumba is a Texas Southern College alumnus and in addition graduated from Thurgood Marshall Faculty of Legislation.
“Houstonians know firsthand what it’s prefer to expertise flooding and the necessity for aid provides. I ask folks to hitch me Friday in entrance of Houston Metropolis Corridor as we accumulate all sizes of bottled water,” Turner mentioned. “Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba graduated from Texas Southern College’s Thurgood Marshall Faculty of Legislation, and he’s a TSU Tiger and a fellow mayor. We’re like one huge household, and I hope Houston will present its love and assist for the folks of Jackson, MS.”
The occasion shall be held at Hermann Sq. at Houston Metropolis Corridor, between Smith and Bagby, from 7 a.m. to midday.
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