Nineteen pallets of bottled water were recently delivered to residents of East Palestine, Ohio, on behalf of Jasper Holdings, Inc. (JHI). East Palestine was the location of the February 3rd train derailment where toxic chemicals, fire, and thick black smoke affected this rural area.
In reaching out to various agencies, the need for bottled water was priority, as Federal, State, and Local officials advised people to drink bottled water until additional testing could be completed.
In February, JHI asked Associate-Owners for donations to buy and deliver bottled water to East Palestine residents, as JASPER®, Weller, D&W, and Diesel USA each have branch locations in Ohio. Collection boxes were set up in break rooms of each JHI company. Every dollar raised was matched by the respective company and by JHI. With all matching amounts, our final total was $12,792.
Thank You to all Associate-Owners for making this delivery possible.