Man Stranded Without Water Gets Relief From Deputies and Mission in Tazewell


Community members stranded without water for days get some relief in Tazewell County.  We are told it’s all thanks to Tazewell County Sheriff’s Deputies and workers at the Labor of Love Mission in Tazewell.

Eric Griffin of North Tazewell said his pipes froze on Wednesday February 10, 2016.  On Friday February 12, 2016 he said the pipe in the well where he receives water broke making residents on Yukon Street not have water. 

Griffin said, “A lot of people don’t realize when you’re on a well and it goes out like that you don’t have any water.  There’s no water to bathe, no facilities, nothing to drink or wash dishes or anything like that.  It makes life a little bit hard.”
On Tuesday February 16, 2016,  Rene Steele with the Labor of Love Mission got word of the residents stranded due to the snow and not having running water. She then gathered supplies and asked deputies to deliver the much needed items. 

Steele said, “The Labor of Love Mission love our Tazewell County Sheriff’s Department.  They’re always willing to help when they can.  When you give to someone, it’s a blessing.”

Griffin said he received 2 cases of bottled water and food.

Griffin said, “A lot of people don’t appreciate what they do have until you’re in a situation like this.  It puts you in certain situations.  I don’t want to say so much as desperate.  It’s gotten almost that way.  People can’t get out.  They can’t get off this hill.”

  Griffin said the well is being worked on and he’s confident the water will be back on by Thursday February 18, 2016.

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