Water filtration systems on the way to those without water

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Published: Aug. 11, 2022 at 11:10 AM EDT
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HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - The non-profit organization, Water With Blessings, dropped off hundreds of water filtration systems on Tuesday.

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Arnie Lemay, co-founder of the organization said he hopes delivering these systems with help reach those without water, and anyone who does not have quick access to it.

“Some of them only accessible by ATV’s or motorcycle, and it’s hard to resupply people like that with something as heavy as water,” said Lemay. “So, this would allow them to use their best available water from a feeder stream into a river or creek or a well.”

On Thursday, Dr. Kassi Marshall, a Water With Blessings partner was in Knott County delivering filters to people in need.

One of the people that received a filter was Steven Clay. He and his wife are currently living in a tent and, since the flood, have had minimal access to clean water, until Thursday.

“We can go to the creek and get a bucket of water, and be able to filter it out and have clean drinking water,” said Clay.

If you are in need of a water filtration system or would like to volunteer with Water With Blessings you can contact Dr. Kassi Marshall on Facebook or kmmars02@gmail.com.

You can also contact Chavies First Church of God on Facebook or chaviesfirstchurch@gmail.com/

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