Charity donates hundreds of bottles in water drop to Te Awa School
Charity donates hundreds of bottles in water drop to Te Awa School 6 Dec, 2017 5:00am 3 minutes to read Three hundred litres of bottled water has been donated to a Napier school in the wake of the city’s recent water crisis.
Yesterday Rapid Relief Team donated 500 bottles of water to Te Awa School to distribute among its students and those in the wider community who needed clean water.
Te Awa School principal Tim Van Zyl said the school hadn’t run out of water, but had experienced dirty water coming out of taps.
"I know we’ve had a couple of teachers that were saying they still had brown water yesterday morning and a couple of families also had brown water.
When approached by Rapid Relief Team Mr Van Zyl said he was only too happy to accept and distribute the water.
"We’re going to distribute it out to our families.
It’s for our kids but we’ll get our kids to take it home," the principal said.
Rapid Relief Team Hawke’s Bay co-ordinator Andrew Taylor said the charitable organisation had approached the council and asked if there was a need for water.
" Mr Taylor said they dropped off 500 600ml water bottles yesterday afternoon, part of a several thousand-strong stock they keep on standby for emergencies.
"They [the council] have got a difficult problem on their hands and supporting them is all the Rapid Relief Team likes doing; showing care and compassion to those in need in our community."