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Sequoia Community Corps Helps Deliver Water to Drought Affected Households
Corpsmembers and Senior Center staff load water in East Porterville (photo originally published in The LA Times).
Partnering with the Tulare County Fire Department, fourteen Corpsmembers and five CSET Senior Services staff helped deliver over 15,500 1-gallon water containers to approximately 300 drought affected households in East Porterville. The community is one of the hardest hit areas after declaration of the drought in Tulare County.
Approximately 500 homes reported being out of water after a survey was conducted in September. With dry wells and cost-prohibitive contracting fees, many families cannot afford to dig deeper wells to compensate for the lack of water.
CSET and other local agencies are coordinating relief efforts to ease the stress and provide support to the East Porterville community. The volunteer efforts of Corpsmembers and Senior Center staff were greatly appreciated, and were highlighted in The LA Times. Visit this link to check out the article!