Convoy of Hope has sent three truckloads of water to St. Joseph, La. after Governor John Bel Edwards declared a Public Health Emergency. Officials found water in the area contaminated with lead and copper.
Residents have been advised to use an alternative source of water for drinking, preparing food and brushing their teeth while the water system is being repaired.
The National Guard is also providing water and we will continue to work with our local partners to identify what is needed in the days ahead.