American Standard has partnered with nonprofits Water Mission and Plumbers Without Borders to help meet the overwhelming plumbing needs in Texas, following severe winter weather across the state leading to a widespread plumbing crisis.
Specifically, American Standard has made a donation to help cover food, lodging and other expenses for plumbers who generously lend their time and skillset to assist Plumbers Without Borders and Water Mission recovery efforts in Texas. The brand is also calling on plumbers across the nation to help Texas regain water access by volunteering through Plumbers Without Borders at www.plumberswithoutborders.org/volunteer.
Much of Texas was devastated by the historic arctic storms that swept through the state, and more than 1 million residents lack drinking water, while also grappling with the need for repairs caused by the freezing conditions – including extensive water damage caused by leaking or burst pipes. Plumbers are in high demand across the state and plumbing companies are receiving hundreds of calls a day.
Through its donation, American Standard will aid the nonprofits in their efforts to mobilize urgently needed skilled labor and plumbing-related materials and supplies by offsetting personal expenses incurred by volunteers. The focus of the recovery effort is to get safe water flowing in homes for the most vulnerable residents, including the elderly, disabled, uninsured and underinsured.