Organized by: Nate Dillard
The Flint water crisis is a drinking water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan United States that started in April 2014. After Flint changed its water source from treated Detroit Water and Sewerage Department water to the Flint River, its drinking water had a series of problems that culminated with lead contamination, creating a serious public health danger.
The corrosive Flint River water caused lead from aging pipes to leach into the water supply, causing extremely elevated levels of lead. In Flint, between 6,000 and 12,000 children have been exposed to drinking water with high levels of lead and they may experience a range of serious health problems. The water change is also a possible cause of an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the county that has killed 10 people and affected another 77.
We in the Justice Mentoring Program (JMP) make it our number one goal to support the children of our communities in any way we can. We feel like it is unacceptable that the Flint Water Crisis continues to expose innocent children to a toxic water supply. JMP will use your generous donations to purchase clean bottles of water in bulk that we will be physically transporting from Dayton Ohio to Flint Michigan. All water that we transport will be delivered to St. Mary’s Church of Flint, an organization that is already actively contributing crisis support to the people of Flint. Please donate and help us replenish the children of Flint!