Due to the water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi, Former Dallas Cowboy star player and Jackson State University Head Football Coach Deion Sanders, helped donate and deliver much needed water supplies for the residents in the city. AccentCare hospice was chosen to receive a huge truckload of the donated water for their hospice patients in the area.
Many older residents were desperately needing the supplies due to the water treatment plant with it's aging infrastructure problems. Along with Sanders, known as "Coach Prime", bottled water was also donated by the Jackson State University Football Team, Amazon, Lowe’s, and Sherria’s Chicken Coop located nearby. Coach Prime took a few minutes to pose and smile with AccentCare’s staff. Some of his staff joined in the picture.
Pictured: JSU Assistant Coach Andre’ Hart, AccentCare Jomiski Nelson, Randy Peoples, "Coach Prime" Deion Sanders, Joia Redmond, Renee Kelly
The Jackson State University football players, coaching staff and Jackson State University administration employees unloaded the big delivery off an 18-wheeler. AccentCare's Hospice Director Jomiski Nelson received the donation on behalf of the hospice care provider and patients. Football players were able to make one of the best plays of the day, by stopping by and getting an extra workout in while they unloaded the water for a neighborhood touchdown! The water will be distributed over the coming weeks. A total of 250 cases with 24 bottles in each one for a grand total of 6,000 was dropped off at the AccentCare Jackson office. AccentCare headquarters are located in Dallas, TX.