The Cedar Key Lions were at the forefront of citizen response to Cedar Key`s safe drinking water crisis caused by salt water entering the city`s drinking water supply. From day one on June 20th, Lions members, aided by volunteers from the Eagles Aerie, the Sawgrass Club and students earning community service credits as well as members of the city public works, water board and police and fire departments have been in service distributing bottled drinking water to Cedar Key residents.
Lion Rory Brennan and Lion President Pam Oakley help distribute bottled water at the Cedar Key Fire station.
Lions Club President Pam Oakley was also instrumental in helping organize delivery of pallets of drinking water to hotels, motels and condos for the benefit of their guests. With hundreds of volunteer hours already put in to date, volunteers will continue to be on hand at the fire station to distribute cases of bottled water on week days from 2-4 pm.
Safe drinking water is also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the self-service water tankers parked in the parking lot across from the fire station. Additional volunteers are needed for the bottled water distribution.
If you`d care to help out and volunteer for a 2-4 pm week day shift, please contact Lions President Pam Oakley at 352 543- 0809.