Community Partners Make Bottled Water, Shower Facilities Available for Residents of Oasis Mobile Home Park
OASIS – FIND Food Bank and the Coachella Valley Unified School District have stepped up to make bottled water and shower facilities available for families at Oasis Mobile Home Park, who lack clean water to use for drinking, bathing and cooking.
Starting Sunday, the Coachella Valley Unified School District will make its shower facilities at the Desert Mirage High School gym and locker room area available for residents of Oasis Mobile Home Park to use. The showers will be available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through August 7. Residents should bring their own hygiene products and towels.
“We received notice that residents and students from Oasis were having a hardship with the water issues that are unfortunately happening at Oasis Mobile Home Park,” said Coachella Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees President Blanca Hall. “The Coachella Valley Unified School District is willing and available to provide services and support that our residents and students need.”
“We are saddened by the situation but glad that we can support our community, students and families and serve in whichever way necessary,” Coachella Valley Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Luis Valentino said in a prepared statement.
Since Thursday, FIND Food Bank has been distributing bottled water to residents. FIND Food Bank held another distribution this afternoon and will continue to help, with distributions planned over the weekend.
Supervisor V. Manuel Perez is continuing to coordinate with county departments, community agencies and others to mobilize resources to assist with the water crisis at Oasis Mobile Home Park. Residents received a notice from the owners of the park that the water from the park’s water system should not be used for any purpose, including drinking, bathing, cooking and brushing one’s teeth.
“I am grateful for our community partners, the Coachella Valley Unified School District and FIND Food Bank, for helping the community as much as possible,” Perez said in a prepared statement. “These resources will help residents lacking safe water to have water for their families and a safe place to shower. Thank you again to these agencies for all they are doing to support the community.”
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