Students and organizations are collecting the unused water bought during the crisis to donate to people in need.
Isabella Sabato, a senior who works at Campus Recreation, said she was inspired to do something good with the leftover water she bought in response to the shortage.
“I got back on Sunday, and I sat at my table and looked at all my cases of water,” Sabato said.
“I decided Sunday after the water crisis that I wanted to get rid of my water, and I texted a couple of friends to see if they would be down to donate theirs. I talked to my boss at Campus Rec, Tori Hooker, to see if we could put up a collection in the storage room.”
Hooker, senior assistant director of sport programs at Campus Recreation, said she was completely on board with Sabato’s idea.
“Her thoughts, and I definitely agree, were that the community could empathize a little bit more with some of the communities that have been in need for much longer than two days,” Hooker said. “We want to be a vehicle for our students’ activism.”
Hooker said they are also accepting donations of water filtration systems. She said the systems generally cost $15.
Campus Recreation has set up water collection stations at the Student Recreation Center and Rams Head Recreation Center. Students can bring unopened water containers to these locations to help out the cause.