Salvation Army Begins Reusable Water Bottle Drive

The drive runs through September 18th.
The drive runs through September 18th.(WTVY)
Published: Sep. 8, 2020 at 3:34 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Covid-19 is causing protocols and restrictions put into place inside local schools to better keep students and faculty safe.

That includes water fountain precautions.

“Right before school started, a new need came up that was brought to our attention,” Salvation Army Corps Officer Deanne Jones said.

Jones says the the Salvation Army of Dothan is hosting a reusable water bottle drive to help keep students hydrated.

“It’s not just a case of water that we’re asking for," Salvation Army Corps Officer Deanne Jones said. "It’s actually individually-bought reusable water bottles that you would place in your dishwasher and use just every single day. So these kids can just bring those in, fill up water at the water fountain instead of actually using the water fountain so that they can stay hydrated throughout the day.”

You can drop reusable bottles off at the Salvation Army between 9am and 4pm. Cornerstone Church is also serving as a drop-off location.

The nonprofit is currently talking with Dothan City Schools about how to distribute the bottles to the students with the greatest need. The reusable bottles can be purchased at any retail store.

The drive will run through September 18th.

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