The I Am Waters foundation, along with Renee and Howard Walsh, donated 76,000 bottles of water to Presbyterian Night Shelter in Fort Worth on Thursday.
“In the summer of 2011, there were zero heat-related injuries at the Presbyterian Night Shelter and this is a direct correlation to the water that was donated by the I Am Waters foundation” said executive director Toby Owen. “The Presbyterian Night Shelter will be able to ensure the clients have water available at all times as the heat increases throughout the summer.”
According to PNS, the water bottles should last through August. Clients in need may pick up a cold bottle from the ice bins located just outside the gates of the shelter.
The I Am Waters foundation is a non-profit organization based in Houston, dedicated to providing fresh, clean water to the homeless.
The largest provider of services for the homeless in Tarrant County, Presbyterian Night Shelter is the only free area emergency shelter without length-of-stay restrictions.
The shelter believes in respecting the dignity of its clients, while supplying meals, beds and basic human care to an average of 650 homeless men, women and children every night and approximately 3,800 annually.