Community Pitches In to Help Willow Heights Residents

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Those living at the Willow Heights apartment complex are enduring their second day without running water. 

While crews dig up the ground to fix the broken water pipe, organizations and individuals in Northwest Arkansas are lending a helping hand. 

On Tuesday, an anonymous community member donated forty meals to those living at Willow Heights.

Local businesses are also getting involved. On Monday, Walmart donated pallets of water and Whole Foods dropped off bags of food. 

The Red Cross and Salvation Army have also offered their support. Debra Humphrey, resident board commissioner for the Fayetteville Housing Authority, said she’s encouraged by the community’s generosity. 

“Everybody’s just pitching in and we’re just thankful for that and I know the residents are and we’re going to be here until they get their water turned on,” Humphrey said. 

There is still no word on when running water will be available again. Crews have dug fourteen feet into the ground, but will have to clear an area around a storm drain before they can replace the broken section of the pipe. 

The problem is not expected to be resolved by Tuesday night. 

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