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The Home Depot Foundation Teams Up with World Central Kitchen to Provide Safe Drinking Water to Jackson, Mississippi Schools

September 08, 2022

Right now, students are back in class without safe drinking water in Jackson, Mississippi schools. They’re relying on bottled or boiled water for drinking, sanitization, cooking, and more.  

This week, The Home Depot Foundation helped its national nonprofit partner World Central Kitchen source 650-gallon water tanks for each elementary school in the district and 1,000-gallon water tanks for each middle and high school. The tanks are a game changer. However, there was one problem – how to make the water easily accessible to students and staff. Home Depot store manager Scott Murabito stepped in to help.