McDonald’s of Greater Indiana and Southwest Michigan is partnering with Eastern Star Church in Indianapolis to assist residents of Jackson, Mississippi amid major flooding that has strained the city’s infrastructure. McDonald’s says a portion of proceeds from the sale of Coca-Cola beverages and Dasani bottled water at local McDonald’s on Saturday will be donated send bottled water to Jackson.
As a result of the floods, most of Jackson’s 150,000 residents do not have access to clean drinking water.
“When we saw what happened in Jackson, we knew we needed to do something to help,” said Tracey Jones, a McDonald’s owner and operator in the Indianapolis area. “We’ve seen this situation in other parts of the country and we know how devastating it can be for any community. We are reaching to all our neighboring McDonald’s owners and their customers to see if we can ban together to help our neighbors in their time of need.”
McDonald’s says the bottled water will be delivered to Freedom Ministries International Church in Jackson. Marc O’Ferrall, a McDonald’s owner and operator in the Jackson-area, will also help coordinate the effort.
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