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The House of the Carpenter Collecting Water for WV Water Crisis

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Water may have been restored to those who went through the Charleston Water Crisis but concerns over whether the tap water is safe to use continue. The House of the Carpenter is doing their part to help.

They've collected bottled water and monetary donations and were at the Mt. DeChantal Kroger Saturday to see if shoppers wanted to help.

Executive Director Mike Linger says they've collected more than 17 hundred gallons of water and enough money to purchase another 4 or 5 hundred gallons.

Linger says it comes down to people's safety.

"Once you don't have water, you realize how important it actually is," said Linger. "There's a lot of discrepancies about how safe the water is, what's in the water so it's a process of helping people stay safe and meet a basic need."


The House of the Carpenter has been working on the water collection through the  Disaster Response and the United Methodist Church for the Charleston Area and Boone County. Wellsburg Franklin Church brought in more than 100 gallons for the collection. Linger says they hope to make the delivery sometime next week.