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The Kids of Flint - Water Crisis

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THE STORY:

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan has grown from a local tragedy to a national concern. With toxic levels of lead in the water and 40% of the city population living below the poverty line, many residents are in dire need of aid. As medical students in Rochester, Michigan, just 45 minutes away, we would like to help those most affected. Because children absorb lead nearly 50% more than adults, our specific focus is on the children in Flint, many of whom will have to manage the lifelong neurologic effects attributed to lead poisoning.

Donations will first be used for the short-term need of Flint residents, remaining funds will be directed to the Flint Child Health and Development Fund (a nonprofit organization started by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician in Flint). This fund will provide aid to children and families with short and long-term interventions that support positive health outcomes. 

Read more about their mission and goals at: http://www.flintkids.org. More information about the harmful effects of lead can be found at cdc.gov/lead.

References:

quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/26/2629000.html

atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/csem.asp?csem=7&po=10

Photo credit: TODD MCINTURF/THE DETROIT NEWS VIA AP

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$192

MONEY RAISED
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  • OUWB Student

    $20

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    $20

  • OUWB Student

    $17.99

  • Matthew Chovan

    $50

  • Houston Williams

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • SHANNON

    $25

  • DAVE MULLENNEX

    $25

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2% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $192 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Matthew Chovan

Amount Raised

$110

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Spencer Wilhelm

Amount Raised

$57

 

1% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Houston Williams

Amount Raised

$25

Donor Comments

DAVE MULLENNEX

DAVE MULLENNEX

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

SHANNON

SHANNON

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Houston Williams

Houston Williams

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Matthew Chovan

Matthew Chovan

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

OUWB Student

OUWB Student

DONATION: $17.99

3 years ago

OUWB Student

OUWB Student

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

OUWB Student

OUWB Student

DONATION: $20

3 years ago