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Water donations sought for West Baltimore

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The contaminated water situation in the Sandtown and Harlem Park communities of West Baltimore is critical. The city is providing water; however, not at the level of the need on the ground

Resurrection West Cooperative Parish (Ames Memorial and Metropolitan United Methodist churches) is receiving donations of bottled water for distribution to the community. Donations can be dropped off at the old Northeastern Supply Company 2304 Pennsylvania Ave. in Baltimore. There may also be a need for volunteers over the next few days.

To learn more about the drop-off times for water or to volunteer, contact the Rev. Rodney Hudson at 240-601-0872 or Tammy Garrett-Edwards at 410-671-8424.

According to the Baltimore Sun, on Sept. 5, E. coli bacteria was detected in some samples of the water supply in parts of West Baltimore, and city officials are urging thousands of residents in parts of the city and Baltimore County to boil their water.

As of late Sept. 5, officials were still searching for the source of the contamination. Learn more.