Church steps up to help after state ends water distribution in Flint

A Flint church is stepping up to help those in need after the state ended water distribution. (Photo Credit: Sarah Jaeger)

FLINT, Mich. --It's been just two days since the state announced it will no longer supply bottled water to the residents of Flint.

Governor Rick Snyder says that the amount of lead in Flint’s water is well below action level and has been that way for nearly two years.

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Meanwhile, the four remaining pods have been running out of their supply as Flint residents scramble to get cases of bottled water.

And now, a Flint church is stepping up to help those in need.

The First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church has been distributing water for the last 3 years.

It sees 100 to 200 cars a week, and since they'll continue to supply free water they expect that number to go up.

The church has been relying on donations of water.

Those donations have been coming from across the country – not just from Michigan.

Deacon Bill Guarles says they will continue to pass out water as long as they are able, even if it means having the church purchase cases.

Water will be available at the church's annex on Beach Street just north of I-69 beginning Tuesday at 10 a.m.

They'll be open on Wednesday and Thursday as well until 2 p.m.

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