First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens leads initiative to send water to a community in crisis
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- Rev. Danté R. Quick, Ph.D., senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens (FBCLG)
- Hosea J. Hines, senior pastor of Christ Tabernacle Church (CTC) in Jackson
Water drive and delivery of more than 2,000 packages of water
- Thursday, Sept. 22 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. ET (Water donation drop-off at FBCLG)
- Friday, Sept. 23 beginning at 4 p.m. ET (Packing water and loading first truck at FBCLG)
- Saturday, Sept. 24 beginning at 8 a.m. ET (Packing water and loading second truck at FBCLG)
- Monday, Sept. 26 at 4 p.m. ET (Water distribution to Jackson, MS residents at CTC)
- First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, 771 Somerset St., Somerset, NJ 08873
(Water donations and send-off)
- Christ Tabernacle Church, 1201 Cooper Rd., Jackson, MS 39212
(Water distribution to the community)
FBCLG has galvanized support from local businesses, Greek fraternities and sororities, community organizations, churches, and so many others to send an 18-wheeler truck filled with bottled water to Jackson, MS. Due to the outpouring of support, FBCLG has exceeded its goal and is sending two trucks to Mississippi this weekend.
In coordination with CTC, under the leadership of Senior Pastor Hosea Hines, Jackson residents will receive packages of bottled water along with an attached prayer on Monday, Sept. 26 at 4 p.m.
“We are addressing the immediate crisis of unclean drinking water, simultaneously we have to confront structural sin,” says Rev. Danté R. Quick, Ph.D., FBCLG senior pastor. “The situation in Jackson goes far beyond a natural disaster. The level of devastation and the lingering effects are due to gross shortfalls in the infrastructure and the lack of resources allocated to this mostly Black-populated community.”
“There is a wicked narrative being promoted that the water crisis is over,” said Hines. “However, our community knows otherwise when their drinking water is described as the color of iced tea.”
Jackson, MS is the latest city in the nation that is experiencing a water crisis where the community is largely comprised of Black and brown people.