Second Harvest North Florida helped deliver Christmas cheer to the residents of Mondex – a small unincorporated Flagler County community near Bunnell – on Wednesday, Dec. 21. The special holiday treat came in the form of clean drinking water, something the community hasn’t enjoyed in months. Each household received eight cases of water at the distribution. Seven pallets of water were distributed to residents within the first hour of the event. Trucks from Second Harvest will deliver more than 420,000 pounds of bottled water to residents in a series of shipments that will continue over the next four months. The purpose of the distribution is to provide immediate relief for residents as county officials work to improve the area’s water quality. This week’s delivery will provide 84,042 pounds of water – which is 72,576 individual 16.9-ounce bottles. Once completed, 362,880 individual bottles of water will have been distributed. According to 2009 records, the area is home to approximately 2,000 residents.
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