Hattiesburg Jaycees collecting water, money for southern West Virginia

The Hattiesburg Jaycees and their counterparts in Louisiana and Texas are sending water to those in West Virginia affected by the recent chemical spill.

As a result of the spill, many people in southern West Virginia can't wash their dishes, brush their teeth or even bathe.  While officials there say relief is in sight, President Barack Obama declares a state of emergency for the affected area.

The Jaycees will accept donations of water and money Monday evening from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Jaycee Building at 208 North Hutchinson Avenue in Hattiesburg.  Gallon jugs of water are recommended.  The money will be used to cover the cost of shipping.

For more details, call the Jaycees at 601-336-0527.