On World Water Day, we are reminded how crucial water is to our everyday lives–and that access to clean, drinkable water isn’t always a given. Today, we’re reflecting on a recent opportunity we had to assist in providing clean drinking water to a community in need.
In August 2022, the Pearl River flooded after several severe storms hit Mississippi. As a result of the flooding, the already strained water treatment plant in Jackson, Mississippi was forced to stop the treatment of drinking water altogether. This disaster left the approximately 150,000 residents of Jackson, Mississippi without access to safe drinking water.
While U.S. Tape & Label is located in Missouri, we have customers across the country, and we watched the events in Jackson unfold on television, feeling for the city’s residents. So when one of our customers in Arkansas told us they were partnering with their suppliers to ship a truckload of drinking water to Jackson and asked if we could help, we jumped at the opportunity to join the effort.
Core Brewing & Distilling is a brewery located in Springdale, Arkansas, and we’re proud to have them as one of our clients. When the Core team heard about the crisis in Jackson, they knew they wanted to help the residents of their neighboring state. They started the process of reaching out to suppliers who might want to get involved and increase the impact of their efforts.
In the end, Core (and their Setlzer brand, Scarlet Letter) sent 48,000 cans of drinking water to Jackson, Mississippi. U.S. Tape & Label was happy to be among the partners who supported the effort by supplying labels for the cans of water that were sent.
The U.S. Tape & Label team loves making an impact on the businesses we work with every day, but opportunities to make a difference for a community in need are especially rewarding and important. Thanks to Core Brewing & Distilling for their efforts and for inviting USTL to be a part of them!
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