Murray State College student group collects 1,100 water bottles for fire fighters


Murray State College student group collects 1,100 water bottles for fire fighters

       As one of its annual community service projects, the Murray State College Native American student organization TRIBAL has collected 1,100 bottles of water for area volunteer fire departments.  This is the third year TRIBAL, which is located on MSC’s Ardmore campus, has organized the water drive.

Volunteers with small rural valley fire departments in the area report a high need and appreciation for bottled water, especially this year at the onset of what threatens to be one of Oklahoma's worst fire seasons in recorded history.

"We realize this is a busy time for the volunteer firefighters, and we wanted to show our appreciation by holding our annual bottle water drive. It is the least we can do because each and every year they work hard to save our lives and property from fire," TRIBAL President Courtney Hawthorne said


The water drive was held April 12-21 and bottles are currently being distributed to selected rural volunteer fire departments in the Murray State College service area.

“This really is a labor of love for TRIBAL students.  They understand how important volunteer fire fighters are to our communities, and they have made a commitment to make a difference by collecting and distributing water that is much needed on the front lines,” MSC President Joy McDaniel said.

For information about this year’s water drive or upcoming TRIBAL community service projects, contact advisor Sharon Burris at or 580.220.2878.




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