Flint Water 4 Life
Organized by: Water 4Life
Nearly 100,000 residents in Flint, MI are currently without clean drinking water. A federal state of emergency has been declared in the predominately African-American city of Flint MI, where toxic water supply has been making residents sick since 2014. So how toxic is Flint’s water really? Lead levels perilously above federal limits have put over thousands of young children at risk of blood poisoning. In children, the damage is irreversible; causing lifelong brain damage, stunted growth, learning disabilities, and more. Water so corrosive, that General Motors decided to stop using the Flint water in their plants in 2014, after concerns it began rusting engine parts. If the water isn’t good enough for cars, how could it be drinkable for Flint residents? How could this possibly happen in 2016? How could this happen in a state surrounded by the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth? And what does the future hold for this poisoned city?
The average resident uses 50 gallons of water A DAY for drinking, cooking, cleaning, bathing, and daily chores. With no access to clean water Flint residents are in dire need of your help. Access to safe, clean water is a fundamental human right – one that is denied to the 102,000 people living in Flint, Michigan. The tainted water in Flint – and the government’s failure to provide timely information about it to the public – is a human rights disaster-- one that could have happened in YOUR city. No child in America should have their wellbeing threatened by the water they drink. Yet, for 26,000 children in Flint, MI, that is the stark reality. While there is no immediate economically viable solution for these people, your donations are critical to providing residents with access to safe, clean, drinking water. We are launching a water campaign, designed to provide immediate short-term relief to those impacted by the water crisis. Our goal is to raise 5,000 dollars, and deliver 100,000 bottles of water to Flint residents. Once we reach 50% of our goal, we will use those funds to purchase and distribute water every 6 weeks, while continuing to fundraise towards our goal.
What happened in Flint could have happened in any American city. This could be YOU. Your children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren. We cannot stand silent as innocent children suffer the ravages of poisonous water. If there was ever a time to invest in our children, it is now.