The city of Flint, MI is facing a water crisis right now. In April 2014, a decision was made for the city to use water from the Flint River instead of treated water from Detroit in the hopes to save the city money in the future. Almost immediately, there were complaints about the smell and taste of the water. Unfortunately, the water from the Flint River is corrosive and has caused lead from aging pipes to leak into the city's water supply. By October 2015, County Officials declared a public health emergency and advised citizens not to drink the city water.
We have had people across the country ask us how they can help. Many local supporters have donated cases of bottled water, but the problem extends beyond drinking water.
Money raised through this campaign will be donated to the United Way of Genesse County. United Way of Genesee County is giving water filters, bottled water, emergency support services and prevention efforts to the Flint community. After the short-term need of residents has been met, further donations will be directed to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint’s Child Health and Development Fund.
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