Hope For Flint

Stand with our brothers and sisters in Flint.

Let’s Bring Hope Today.

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One-time donations:
Amount Raised: $1,770

About Hope For Flint

A story we have seen bits and pieces of on the news for months, a story that has been easy for us to ignore because it is not our children, our parents, our neighbors, ourselves. But the crisis in Flint means lifelong health battles, birth defects, and developmental delays in children. All this at the hands of those elected to represent and advocate for the good of the citizens of Flint, whose rights have been undeniably violated. How is a community already struggling economically going to battle yet another injustice?

People of Flint, brothers and sisters, you are not alone. And while we do not presume to come to you and take the work from you, we do know that financial resources are critical in this struggle. With open hands, we offer you a hope that is not in word but action.

So join us, you who whose heart has been pierced by the atrocities committed against these people. Join in the work with your giving to leaders on the ground working to right these wrongs. Where you cannot walk, put shoes on the feet of those who do. Where you cannot speak, put support on the lips of those who do. Where you cannot serve, put food before those who do. Let us see tangible change. Let us do a work of justice right now, today.

Your financial support will be put to use in practical, immediate ways, including:

  • Installing water filtration systems in effected homes
  • Educational assistance for children with lead poisoning, who face developmental delays
  • Medical support, testing, a resources for families, including nutritional supplements

All funds raised will go directly to Flint residents as directed by Michigan Faith in Action who is working to bring solutions to this crisis. @HopeMob will provide a full accountability report once funds are distributed to Michigan Faith in Action.

Join us. Stand with our brothers and sisters in Flint.

Let’s bring hope today.

Funding Focus

Community & Legal Clinics

Funds to support community organizing and legal clinics for the next 6 months.

Pop-up Health Clinics

Funds to support health pop-up health clinics which will help families get the initial screenings for their children and families.

Water Filtration Units

Michigan Flint In Action will purchase $300 water filtration units for qualified homes.

 

Contribute today to help meet these immediate needs.

 

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Crisis Timeline

August 14, 2014

The city of Flint announces fecal coliform bacteria has been detected in the water supply, prompting a boil water advisory for a neighborhood on the west side of Flint. The city boosts the amount of chlorine in the water and flushes the system. The advisory is lifted on August 20.

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September 5, 2014

Flint issues another boil water advisory after a positive test for total coliform bacteria. The presence of this type of bacteria is a warning sign that E. coli or other disease-causing organisms may be contaminating the water. City officials tell residents they will flush the pipes and add more chlorine to the water. After four days, residents are told they can safely resume drinking water from the tap.

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October 2014

The General Motors plant in Flint stops using the city’s water due to concerns about high levels of chlorine corroding engine parts. The company strikes a deal with a neighboring township to purchase water from Lake Huron in lieu of using water from the Flint River. The switch is anticipated to cost the city $400,000.

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January 2, 2015

The city warns residents the water contains byproducts of disinfectants that may cause health issues including an increased risk for cancer over time. The letter is sent after the state finds that the level of disinfecting chemicals in the water exceeds the threshold set by the Safe Drinking Water Act. The water is deemed safe for the general population, but the elderly and parents of young children are cautioned to consult with their doctors.

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January 21, 2015

Residents tote jugs of discolored water to a community forum. The Detroit Free Press reports children are developing rashes and suffering from mysterious illnesses.

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February 26, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notifies the MDEQ it has detected dangerous levels of lead in the water at the home of Flint resident Lee-Anne Walters. A mother of four, she had first contacted the EPA with concerns about dark sediment in her tap water possibly making her children sick. Testing revealed that her water had 104 parts per billion (ppb) of lead, nearly seven times greater than the EPA limit of 15 ppb.

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Timeline Source: CNN

Header Photo Credit: Saginaw St., Flint, MI by Tony Faiola

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