1,000 Cases of Water Delivered to E. Palestine by Seton Hill Athletes
It only took four days for Seton Hill's men's soccer team to collect 175 donated cases of bottled water from the Seton Hill community. They then loaded the water onto a truck and set out for E. Palestine, Ohio. Along the way, they stopped at other nearby collection sites, ending up with more than 1,000 cases of water to deliver to the Negley Fire Department (3 miles from E. Palestine) and a nearby Amish settlement on Friday, Feb. 24.
"The experience was genuinely heartwarming to see so many different communities coming together so quickly for a great cause," said Seton Hill Men's Soccer Coach Dilveer Chaggar. "Over 1000 cases of water were delivered to people in need, and the deep appreciation from the Ohioan community was felt. It really is amazing what we can achieve together as a community with the shared mindset and collective goal in mind. We are very grateful to everyone who was involved!"
"The experience was genuinely heartwarming to see so many different communities coming together so quickly for a great cause."
E. Palestine, Ohio recently suffered a train derailment that caused a release of hazardous chemicals. An evacuation, and ongoing concern about the town's water being safe, caused a severe shortage of bottled water in the area. E. Palestine is 80 miles from Greensburg, Pa., where Seton Hill is located.
Photo, above: Seton Hill students and coaches Georgios Demetriades, David Conely, Stanislav Chernyshov, Isaac Foster & Dilveer Chaggar on the back of the truck full of bottled water.