SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Broadmoor Baptist Church in Shreveport handed out water Monday afternoon to anyone who needs it in surrounding neighborhoods.
The Broadmoor neighborhood is one of many in the Shreveport area with little to no water pressure since freezing temperatures caused numerous water line breaks last week. The church says it has partnered with the Coca-Cola Bottling Company to distribute 1,000 cases of bottled water.
The distribution began at 3:00 p.m. in one of the church parking lots at 4110 Youree Drive, where a drive-through pick-up area was set up. Cue lines ran eastbound on both Atlantic Street and Ockley Drive. It was a steady stream of cars during the afternoon and the last case of bottled water was handed out right before 5 p.m.
The executive pastor said it was just a way to help after such a difficult week for people, and even the church.
“Even our church building has suffered water damage from pipes breaking,” Minister of Communications Allen Hendrix said in a statement announcing the donation and distribution plans.
“In fact, we weren’t able to have Worship Services here yesterday because our restrooms were inoperable due to water pressure. But we still want to serve our city and especially our neighbors during this time.”
“We’re here to help, we’re here to serve anyone who needs help,” said Dr. Tom Harrison, executive pastor Broadmoor Baptist Church.
Harrison said they were able to get the last load of water cases from Coco Cola Bottling Company, but if they are able to get more cases, they’ll distribute those to people in need as soon as possible.