OASIS – FIND Food Bank today provided bottled water to families at Oasis Mobile Home Park following new reports by residents that the mobile home park’s water system is unsafe to use for drinking, bathing and cooking.
During Wednesday’s meeting with the Oasis Mobile Home Park community, residents showed Supervisor V. Manuel Perez a copy of the notice from the owners of the park, dated July 1, that the water should not be used for any purpose, including drinking, bathing, cooking and brushing one’s teeth.
At the county’s request, FIND Food Bank today distributed 1,200 gallons of bottled water to Oasis Mobile Home Park residents. FIND Food Bank will continue to have distributions over the weekend. Residents will be made aware of the schedule for water distribution.
FIND Food Bank President & CEO Debbie Espinosa states, “As the regional disaster response food bank for Riverside County, FIND is ready to provide relief in times of emergency, like we did today at Oasis Mobile Home Park. We’ll continue distributing free groceries and water at our Mobile Markets throughout the Coachella Valley. We want the families to know that FIND is there now and always to help them through this difficult time.”
Supervisor Perez thanks FIND Food Bank for assisting the Oasis Mobile Home Park community.
“Can you imagine not having water to drink, bathe or cook with? That is not humane or acceptable, and, personally, I am saddened, angry and feel it’s a shame that so many of our residents have been suffering for so long without clean water,” said Supervisor Perez. “I want to thank FIND Food Bank for its immediate response to assist at Oasis Mobile Home Park and for, once again, always being there for our communities.”
Supervisor Perez is coordinating with county departments, community agencies and others to assist with the community’s water needs.
Supervisor V. Manuel Perez represents the eastern two-thirds of Riverside County on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. Stretching from Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs, south to the Salton Sea and east to Blythe and the Colorado River, the 4th District is the largest geographical district in the county.
Supervisor Perez’s office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.