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February 20, 2021      4:47 PM

Texas House GOP Caucus and Democratic Caucus staff team up for water distribution effort in Austin

Another collection is planned for Monday

Thanks to Jordan Wat and Phillip Martin, the Executive Directors of the Texas House Republican and Democratic Caucuses, respectively. And shoutout to Adrianne Fore, who was helping spearhead this effort on the Republican side.

Wat and Martin passed along this note:

Today, with less than a day's notice, staff with the Texas House Democratic Caucus and Texas House Republican Caucus were able to collect and donate 65 full and 56 empty five-gallon water jugs for distribution throughout the city. The water is going to low-income apartments in need, a women's shelter, and others who are without water following last week's historic storm.

We want to give our sincere thanks to all the offices that showed up on a Saturday to make this possible. We also know many offices were not able to make it today but would like another chance to donate. We will have another collection on Monday, and we invite all House offices, Senate offices, and state agency offices to donate if they have not already. Additionally, we are sure there are many in the Texas Legislative community -- including those working in law and consulting offices downtown and west of the Capitol -- that have some extra water jugs they can donate to those in need.

We will have another collection this coming Monday, February 22nd, from 11:30am to 1pm. We ask everyone to bring the water jugs to 13th and Colorado, where our respective caucus staff will help with collection. If you can donate water, please fill out this form here so we can make proper arrangements for distribution.

If you have questions, please contact Phillip Martin with the Texas House Democratic Caucus (philliptxhdc@gmail.com), or Jordan Wat with the Texas House Republican Caucus (jordan@texashousecaucus.com).

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