Water Wednesday #2: July 5,2017
Our second Water Wednesday focused on getting the message out to any underserved communities affected. This event was designed to help community leaders brainstorm and partner to tackle communicating effectively about the toxins in our drinking water. From this event we helped connect the following:
African American community leaders to partner with Cape Fear Public Utilities Authority and begin distributing clean, safe drinking water to areas that cannot easily access alternative sources of water.
Tidal Creek Co-op partnering with Walking Tall Wilmington to distribute clean, safe drinking water to the unsheltered in our community.
Tidal Creek Co-op promising 100% of all profits from their reverse osmosis water sales to help provide clean, safe drinking water within the community. Their first step is to purchase a reverse osmosis water system for DREAMS located in downtown Wilmington.
The language department at UNCW volunteered their expertise to translate important water information into Spanish for the Latino population in and around Wilmington.
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Deborah Dicks Maxwell: President of the New Hanover County NAACP, District Director for the Walter B. White District of North Carolina NAACP which includes Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Pender, and New Hanover counties.
Rev. Robert Campbell: Chair of Wilmington Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance
Jim Flechtner: Executive Director of Cape Fear Public Utility Authority
Randy Evans: Former Director of Hope Center in Wilmington, Founder of Walking Tall Wilmington--mobile ministry providing comfort to those in poverty.
Delthea Simmons: Author, screenwriter, co-founder of the Wilmington Progressive Coalition and co-chair of the Social Action Committee for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Wilmington.