A tractor-trailer bearing 1,300 cases of bottled water is arriving today (Monday, Feb. 22) in the city of Charleston.
Charleston Mayor Sedrick Smith said the water should be available in front of Charleston City Hall by 1 p.m. He added that it is being made available at no cost to anyone who wants to come and get it.
(UPDATE: In an 11:54 a.m. email from Mike Wagner of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, he said that the truck with the water was just making it to Indianola in southern Sunflower County and will be later than expected arriving in Charleston. He estimated 2 to 2:30 p.m.)
The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi and the Mississippi Crisis Foundation are responsible for the donation and deployment of the water, Smith said.
The mayor credited Keith Fulcher and Mike Wagner of the Community Foundation, and Pat Chatman and Bill Blackwelder of the Crisis Foundation, for their efforts. Wagner is a resident of Sumner who serves on the board of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi.