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State Representative Seeks Public’s Help to Aid Corpus Christi Water Crisis

3 years 11 months 1 week ago Thursday, December 15 2016 Dec 15, 2016 December 15, 2016 9:22 PM December 15, 2016 in News

EDINBURG - A Rio Grande Valley lawmaker is working to get cases of water to residents in Corpus Christi.

State Representative Terry Canales is collecting cases of water bottles at his Edinburg office. He said they plan to drive the donated water to Corpus Christi on Friday.

Although Corpus Christi city leaders are passing out water, Canales said it might not be enough.

“The city is distributing a case per car. Depending on the size of your family, that may not be enough. And so, I think it’s important for – they may not be our community – but they are our neighbor and they are Texans,” he said. “And so I think it’s important for us to reach out to say, ‘Look, we’re here when you need us.’”

Canales said the Corpus Christi water crisis hits close to home. His mom and his sister currently live there.

The state representative is also working with State Senator Chuy Hinojosa to get the water in the right hands. He added they will likely continue to collect water through Friday morning.

Anyone who would like to donate water can drop it off at Canales’s Edinburg office located at 10th St. and University Dr. 

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