STAMFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Americares in Stamford is stepping up to help people affected by the treacherous storm in Texas. 

The Stamford Americares facility is preparing emergency shipments of bottled water, medicine, PPE and other relief supplies for families and local health centers. This after a treacherous winter storm wreaked havoc across the state.

Americares says nearly 12 million people were instructed to boil tap water or stop using it entirely when freezing temperatures caused frozen pipes.

Brian Scheel, Director of emergency response said, “We started to see freezing a burst pipe so this is going to be a problem that’s going to affect individual households and communities potentially for weeks to come.”

“We’re actually very well positioned to support when there’s a crisis such as the cold weather that’s affecting the state currently,” he continued.

Americares is a relief organization that has partnered with a number of health organizations across the country.

“We are very concerned about what the impact could be here particularly for vulnerable groups and so we’re working very closely with our partners to send urgent shipments of water and hopefully get that issue addressed,” Scheel said.

Americares is preparing shipments for clinics in Arlington, Bandera, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Richland Hills and Waxahachie.

Brian says they are well equipped from a product standpoint so the best way to help is to make a financial donation to so they can continue to support those in need down south.