Celebrity actor partners with global nonprofit, donates water to Jackson

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Wine to Water (W|W), a global non-profit drinking water organization, has coordinated an emergency water relief effort with the company of a famous actor to help the capital distribute water.

Jason Momoa, who has plenty of experience with water playing the superhero Aquaman in his most notable film, has decided to partner with W|W outside of the studio to lend a hand during the crisis of water from Jackon through his company Mananalu.

Together, the two organizations have donated 40,000 containers of drinking water to water distribution sites in the city.

“We are happy to offer Mananalu’s services to the community to ensure they have access to safe drinking water. Wine To Water’s emergency response team on the ground ensures that recycling takes place on site, which is extremely important,” said David Cuthbert, Managing Director of Mananalu.

“Our hearts are heavy for the people of Jackson,” said Doc Hendley, Founder and International President of Wine to Water. “We hope for a quick resolution of the crisis. In the meantime, we are grateful for our partnership with Mananalu. Thousands of people will now benefit from their generous gift of canned water.

Drinking water will be distributed on Sunday, September 11, at 2 p.m., at New Horizon Church.

The church is located at 1770 Ellis Ave, Jackson, MS 39204.

Jackson residents are asked to save their aluminum bottles and return to W|W stations to refill them as needed.

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