STAMFORD, Conn. – Stamford-based AmeriCares is delivering bottled water to families in Detroit whose homes have been shut off by the bankrupt city.
With support from Stamford-based Nestlé Waters North America, more than 30,000 bottles of water are headed to the Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan for distribution to partner agencies serving affected residents.
The city of Detroit shut off to water this week to thousands of residents who were delinquent in paying their bills.
“Right now bottled water is a critical need for thousands of Detroit residents living in homes without running water,” said AmeriCares Vice President of Emergency Response Garrett Ingoglia. “Everyone should have access to clean, safe water.”
AmeriCares has delivered medical relief and humanitarian assistance worldwide to millions affected by natural and man-made disasters for more than 30 years. The aid organization has a long history of responding to U.S. emergencies including the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina, the Joplin tornado, Hurricane Sandy and the 2013 Oklahoma tornadoes.
Last year alone, AmeriCares and Nestlé Waters North America distributed more than 1 million bottles of water for U.S. families in crisis.