Want to reach out to our neighbors in Jackson? Here are ways to help

Published: Sep. 1, 2022 at 3:25 PM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The Mississippi Sheriffs’ Association announced that it will take donations of bottled water and deliver them to Jackson on Sept. 9.

If you would like to donate, you can do so by dropping off water at several local agencies.

Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie said his department will accept donations at the Lauderdale County Detention Facility’s main entrance. That’s located at 2001 5th Street in downtown Meridian. They will be available for donations 24/7 until Sept. 8th.

The Kemper County Sheriff’s Office has been accepting donations of bottled water at its facility. If you are in that area, then you can drop off donations between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 330 Stennis Drive in DeKalb. If they are closed then you can put the water under the awning next to the building.

If you are in Clarke County, drop off water donations at the sheriff’s department at 444 W. Donald Street in Quitman.

The Meridian Police Department (510 22nd Ave) and the Meridian Fire Department’s Central Fire Station (2500 14th Street) are also accepting donations.

All donations will be delivered to the State Fairgrounds in Jackson Sept. 9th.

Meridian’s Oakland Heights Elementary School is also conducting a water drive on various days this week and next week.
Here’s a breakdown of when the school is taking water donations:
Friday, Sept. 2, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon
Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All donations will go to Bates Elementary School in Jackson.