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Posted on: February 23, 2021

[ARCHIVED] City delivers bottled water, helps with food bank distribution

Workers load cases of bottled water onto a flatbed trailer

PHOTO #1: City of Victoria employees load water onto a flatbed trailer Sunday at the Parks & Recreation office in Riverside Park. The City received more than 1,500 cases of water from the Texas Division of Emergency Management’s State Operations Center on Sunday and delivered 1,000 cases that same afternoon to the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent. More than 300 additional cases were delivered Sunday to local apartment complexes, including several from the Victoria Housing Authority, that are still without water due to plumbing issues and water line leaks or breaks. 

Workers unload cases of bottled water from a truck and place them on a dolly.PHOTO #2: City of Victoria Parks & Recreation employees unload cases of bottled water for delivery at The Landing Apartments on Monday. The water is part of an allocation of more than 1,500 cases the City received from the Texas Division of Emergency Management on Sunday. Within the past week, the City has also delivered about 1,600 cases of water to schools, nonprofits and other community organizations that it had procured through its own efforts.

Man pushes dolly of bottled water through open glass door marked The Vine School.PHOTO #3: City of Victoria Parks & Recreation employee Andy Hernandez wheels a dolly filled with bottled water to the door of The Vine School on Monday. City employees on Monday delivered 246 cases of water to local schools and nonprofits.

Workers in Police and Fire uniforms assist at a drive-thru event. Cars are lined up down the street.PHOTO #4: Employees with the City of Victoria Police Department and Victoria Fire Department hand out food and supplies during a drive-thru distribution event at the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent on Monday. The City provided 1,000 cases of water to be distributed to local residents. More than 200 families were served at the event. 

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