How You Can Help With the Jackson Water Crisis

These organizations are providing on-the-ground assistance in Mississippi’s capital city, but they need your support

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Volunteers carry cases of water to residents in Jackson, Mississippi.

Recent floods have exacerbated long-standing problems with the water system in Jackson, Mississippi, and thousands are now without access to safe drinking water. As officials scramble to address the issues, several organizations have stepped up to help residents, including:

Mississippi Rapid Response Coalition Water Fund
The coalition is accepting donations to aid in purchasing and conveying water, reusable water containers, and other items. Donate here.

People’s Advocacy Institute 

The nonprofit is looking for people in the Jackson area to offer hands-on help. To reach out about volunteering, email the institute here.

Mississippi Food Network

The organization is partnering with Feeding America to help buy and distribute water bottles. Donate here

Immigrant Alliance for Justice and Equity 

The alliance will be distributing water from their headquarters in Jackson and are accepting donations toward their purchases. Donate here.

Cooperation Jackson 

This cooperative is accepting donations to aid in their effort of ensuring water access for the homeless, elderly, and those with limited access to transportation. Donate here

To learn more about a charity before donating, consult Charity Navigator.