Sunday: City, Parish and local non-profits to distribute water, other needs

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – A shipment of bottled water has arrived in Shreveport and Caddo Parish from Dallas and officials have announced that beginning at noon Sunday, residents will be able to pick up free water at multiple locations throughout the city and parish.

According to CPSO, a request for drinking water was made to the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness this week and reiterated during Gov. John Bel Edward’s visit to Shreveport on Saturday.

The water will be limited to one case per vehicle as long as supplies last at the following locations:

Shreveport:

  • Youree Drive Middle School (enter from Carroll Street)
  • Southern Hills Elementary School (enter from Kingston Road)
  • C.E. Byrd High School (enter from Gladstone Boulevard)
  • Huntington High School (enter from Rasberry Lane)
  • Independence Stadium/State Fairgrounds (enter from Greenwood Avenue)
  • Southern University at Shreveport, 3050 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive

Greenwood / West Caddo: 

  • Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 9500 Greenwood-Springridge Road, Shreveport
  • Greenwood Acres Baptist Church, 7480 Greenwood Road, Shreveport

Keithville: Keithville Compactor Site, 5159 Keithville Springridge Road

Blanchard: Town Hall, 110 Main Street

Oil City: Town Hall, 202 Allen Street

Vivian: Town Hall, 112 W. Alabama Avenue

Belcher: Village Hall, 411 Charles Street

Ida: Ida Community Center, 3016 Lewis Avenue

In addition, local non-profit organizations are stepping up to provide four distribution sites in Shreveport for water, food, and necessities for those in need after a week of extreme winter weather wreaked havoc on local water systems, closed stores, and limited travel. Each of the following sites will include meals provided by Cecilia Williams of Feeding the Soul Cajun Cuisine and will be first come, first served:

Little Union Baptist Church ACCEPTING DONATIONS
1846 Milam Street 
Shreveport, LA
Services Provided: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, feminine hygiene products, PPE, and water
Water distribution: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Huntington High School
6801 Rasberry Lane 
Shreveport, LA 71129
Services Provided: feminine hygiene products, emergency contraceptives, PPE, and water 
Water Distribution: 8:00 AM until water and supplies run out 

Krystalized Kulture (ACCEPTING DONATIONS: non-perishable food items, hygiene items, milk, baby items, citrus fruits)
5104 Mansfield Rd 
Shreveport, LA 71108
Services Provided: Lunch, feminine hygiene products, blankets, emergency contraceptives, PPE, and water
Water Distribution: 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Conehead Banquet Hall (evening pick up) (ACCEPTING DONATIONS: non-perishable food items, milk, and baby items, citrus fruits)
1302 Youree Drive
Shreveport, LA
Services provided: Dinner, emergency contraceptives, PPE, and water
Water Distribution: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM 

Those who wish to volunteer can contact Omari Ho-Sang at (318) 734-9107 or sign up at https://tinyurl.com/ShreveportVolunteer.

Those who have questions or want to donate can contact Caitlin Douglas at (318) 759-7186.

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