I Am Waters Delivers 76,000 Bottles of Water for Austin’s Homeless | Austin, Texas | KUT News NPR Digital Network
With a heat wave blasting Austin with triple-digit temperatures earlier than usual, two local non-profits have learned they will be receiving a total of 76,000 bottles of water to hand out to the city’s homeless population.
The Houston-based I Am Waters Foundation is donating the bottles, each of which includes a motivational phrase on its label. Mobile Loaves and Fishes, which distributes meals to the homeless, will receive 26,000 bottles. The remaining 50,000 will go to Front Steps, an organization that manages the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH), a daytime center and overnight men’s shelter.
“This certainly is going to come in very handy for us,” Front Steps spokesperson Mitchell Gibbs told KUT News. “We’re very much excited about the opportunity.”