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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 1, 2005

City sends truckload of City of Fountains water to hurricane victims

The City of Kansas City, Mo., is sending a truckload of its City of Fountains premium bottled water to victims in the southern states ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.

The Water Services Department will deliver about 31,000 bottles of water to Heart-to-Heart International in the parking lot at Bob Sight Ford, 607 N.W. Blue Parkway in Lee’s Summit, today at 2 p.m. The City donated the water and Heart-to-Heart International will transport the load to the victims.

“Seeing the devastation to the infrastructure there, we realize the people need assistance from everyone to meet their most basic needs. If we are able to get a supply of clean drinking water to some of the people hit by Hurricane Katrina, we are happy to be able to help,” said Frank Pogge, director of the Water Services Department.

“This is just the first step the City is taking to provide assistance to hurricane victims. We will be working with officials in the impacted areas to provide additional aid as recovery efforts proceed. We understand that this is going to be a very long and difficult process, and we plan to do whatever we can to assist the victims and communities,” City Manager Wayne A. Cauthen said.

    
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