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DENMARK – Sen. Bernie Sanders will be making a donation to Denmark residents following his recent trip to the town.

Sanders’ campaign stated that the Democratic presidential candidate’s visit with Denmark citizens prompted him to make a donation of water at a rally scheduled to address the city’s issues.

“Following Sen. Bernie Sanders’ visit to Bamberg County, where he met with those impacted by the ongoing Demark water crisis, Bernie 2020 South Carolina State Director Kwadjo Campbell will join with residents and community leaders in Denmark at the Rally for Safe Clean Water,” a campaign press release says.

The rally, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 199 Coker Ave. at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 25.

“In addition to echoing Sen. Sanders’ call for immediate action to resolve the crisis and ensure that all Americans have safe, clean drinking water, Campbell will deliver 500 cases of bottled water, donated by Sen. Sanders and the campaign, to help ease the burden of families in Denmark facing the constant threat of toxic water,” the release said.

Sanders held what was billed as an “environmental justice” town hall at Denmark Technical College on Saturday.

During his campaign stop, Sanders visited the home of Denmark residents Pauline Brown and her husband.

“The water in their home is not drinkable. This is America, this is 2019. One might think that when you turn the tap on, you’ll get water that is not toxic,” Sanders said following the visit.

Sanders stated that water safety is an issue all over the country.

WJBF-TV recently reported that the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control surveyed the town’s water system in April and gave it an “unsatisfactory” rating. Its water quality was rated “satisfactory.”

For more information, contact the Denmark Citizens for Safe Water via email at denmarkcfsw@gmail.com or phone at 843-480-2914.

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Bradley Harris is a Government and Sports Reporter. The Irmo, SC native is a 2018 graduate of Claflin University and recipient of the 2018 South Carolina Press Association Collegiate Journalist of the Year Award.

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