When a chemical spill in West Virginia last week left thousands of people without clean water, CAP’s Disaster Relief Team sprung into action. Semi-trucks holding almost 40,000 bottles of water were sent to Williamson, where they were handed out.
Without safe water to drink or cook with, local stores soon sold out. People were uncertain of where they would be able to find clean water and began to panic. When the water arrived in our trucks, it was gone almost immediately. Robyn Renner, the director of Disaster Relief at CAP states, “They said we actually prevented a riot because so many people were desperate for the water and they began getting scared about the situation.”