Operation Blessing’s US Disaster Relief Team is on the ground in Charleston, W.V., where a few days ago a large chemical spill in a nearby river contaminated the local water supply, leaving over 300,000 residents without potable water for drinking, showering, cooking or even washing their hands.

Operation Blessing deployed a mobile shower unit, which will be used to provide fresh, clean water for first responders to shower, after many went much of the week without the opportunity. OBI also delivered a semi-truck load of drinking water to The Union Mission of Charleston, a local organization supported by Operation Blessing for more than 20 years.

“You are truly an answer to prayer,” said Rex, from Union Mission. “I went to bed last night praying for God to send us water, and this morning you called.”

Additionally, a second shower unit is en route to the region to provide clean shower facilities for residents and additional deliveries of clean drinking water are underway.

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