In Martin County, people say it’s no secret that the water quality isn’t where it should be.
Country music singer Tyler Childers wanted to do his part to help the community that he grew up in.
That gesture would make a big difference for many people.
“I’ve been fighting for clean water for 18 years now,” says BarbiAnn Maynard, Martin County Resident.
Maynard says she doesn’t remember a time when she turned on the faucet without dirt or tinted coloring coming out.
“Clean water is a basic human right that we have not known for almost 2 decades,” says Maynard.
For that reason, Childers decided to lend a helping hand.
While he was on tour, he and his manager decided to give a portion of merchandise sales back to the community.
When they reached out to Lesage Natural Water in West Virginia, they found they could get 500 cases of water with the amount of money they had.
Childers set up in Inez and gave away cases of water to anyone who needed it.
“I’m extremely grateful that I’ve been allowed the platform and that’s all because of this region, and this area, and their support,” says Childers.
Each vehicle got two cases of water.
Any extra cases left after the event will be stored and distributed by the local fire department to those who couldn’t make it to the event.