Piqua church sending water to Toledo during ban

PIQUA, Ohio (WDTN) – In twelve hours, more than 700 of cases were donated to help people in Toledo during a water ban.

Piqua Christian Church put out a call to followers on social media for water donations Saturday night.

The next morning, a truck and trailer were on their way up I-75 to Western Avenue Ministries in Toledo. Western Avenue Ministries cooks meals throughout the week for as many as a thousand people throughout the week.

Jeff Ratliff, associate pastor at Piqua Christian Church, said the cases of water will be distributed to areas in southern Toledo where people may not have easy access to clean water.

“There’s no real water distribution site in South Toledo so we’re trying to help Western Avenue get that set up so people don’t have to go as far or wait as long to get the water that they need,” said Ratliff.

The church will continue collecting water donations throughout the week. They are also working with Bill’s Donut Shop in Centerville to create another location to drop off water.

Water will be collected at both locations up until Thursday morning.

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