A warehouse full of water came in handy last week, as Houstonians found themselves in desperate need of bottled water.

The winter storm rolled through, freezing and bursting pipes all over the city which lowered the water pressure. Residents found themselves subject to a boil water notice, but many of them lacked the ability to boil water due to massive power outages. Grocery stores soon sold out of bottled water, and residents were unable to drink, cook, or brush their teeth.

Organizations came to their aid. Over the duration of the winter storm, NACC Disaster Services (NACC) served over 30,000 bottles of water to the Houston community.

Some of the neighborhoods NACC served included Independence Heights, the Third Ward, Baytown, Near Northside, and Greenspoint.

NACC partnered with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Precinct 2 Constable Adrian Garcia, and the Houston Food Bank to ensure the distributions were successful.

The City of Houston held a water drive, distributing tens of thousands of bottles of water across Houston on Thursday, including to senior citizen facilities. NACC contributed water to the drive, which was coordinated through district council offices, each of which were supplied with three pallets of bottled water.

Hospitals were forced to delay procedures due to lack of clean water. NACC and Crane Worldwide Logistics provided bottles to the Texas Children’s Hospital.

NACC is currently in need of water donations to replenish its supply. Donations may be brought to 16605 Air Center Blvd. Houston, TX 77032.

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