OASIS – FIND Food Bank and the Coachella Valley Unified School District have stepped up to make bottled water and shower facilities available for families at Oasis Mobile Home Park, who lack clean water to use for drinking, bathing and cooking.
Since Thursday, FIND Food Bank has been distributing bottled water to residents. FIND Food Bank held another distribution this afternoon and will continue to help, with distributions planned over the weekend.
Starting Sunday, the Coachella Valley Unified School District will make its shower facilities at the Desert Mirage High School gym and locker room area available for residents of Oasis Mobile Home Park to use. The showers will be available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through August 7. Residents should bring their own hygiene products and towels.
“We received notice that residents and students from Oasis were having a hardship with the water issues that are unfortunately happening at Oasis Mobile Home Park,” said Coachella Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees President Blanca Hall. “The Coachella Valley Unified School District is willing and available to provide services and support that our residents and students need.”
“We are saddened by the situation but glad that we can support our community, students and families and serve in whichever way necessary,” stated Coachella Valley Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Luis Valentino.
Supervisor V. Manuel Perez is continuing to coordinate with county departments, community agencies and others to mobilize resources to assist with the water crisis at Oasis Mobile Home Park. Residents received a notice from the owners of the park that the water from the park’s water system should not be used for any purpose, including drinking, bathing, cooking and brushing one’s teeth.
“I am grateful for our community partners, the Coachella Valley Unified School District and FIND Food Bank, for helping the community as much as possible,” said Supervisor Perez. “These resources will help residents lacking safe water to have water for their families and a safe place to shower. Thank you again to these agencies for all they are doing to support the community.”
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.