Elastec’s Operation W.E.T (Water Express Transport) began loading two Norris Trucking semi-trailers with water headed to Flint, Michigan. Flint’s water supply was contaminated with lead, and its citizens have been reliant on bottled water and filters.
Many communities, individuals and groups, such as the City of Cocoa, Florida, City of Carmi, Huck’s, Wayne County 4-H, and Crossroads Bible Church to name a few, have been hard at work collecting and donating water. Ruth McAllister, Elastec’s shipping manager, said that the program had collected 3,060 cases of water amounting to 77,022 individual bottles. The water was loaded today and Gene Foreman and Carl Crocker of Norris Trucking in Waltonville, Illinois began the 8-10 hour journey to deliver it Flint. WEHT news from Evansville, Indiana was on hand to conduct interviews and document the water being loaded. Elastec would like to thank everyone who has contributed their time and water to make this project a success.