Flint mayor announces acceptance of Nestle bottled water donation

File. Flint Mayor Karen Weaver has announced the donation of bottle water from Nestle Waters. (Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

FLINT, Mich. – Flint Mayor Karen Weaver has announced the donation of bottle water from Nestle Waters.

The donations will be distributed to the city’s three Community Help Centers.

According to the announcement, Nestle is providing three truck loads totaling 4,200 cases containing a total of 100,000 bottles of water.

That water will then be given to city residents.

Weaver thanked the company for its generous donation.

We have been in conversation with representatives at Nestle Waters and they have generously agreed to provide the three Help Centers in Flint with bottled water for the next several months. I want to thank Nestle for their willingness to help the people of Flint. I also want to thank everyone who had a hand in helping to make this a reality, Senator Jim Ananich and Jamie Gaskin and his team at the United Way of Genesee County.

Flint has been seeking alternative sources of bottled water since the state shut down its water distribution sites known as PODS in April.

At that time Weaver released a statement criticizing Governor Snyder for ending bottled water distribution to Flint while "giving free water to Nestle and other corporations, but not its own people, who they poisoned."

Donations of bottled water have since come in from various donors.

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Flint’s Community Help Centers are open on the following days from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.:

Monday:

Bethel United Methodist Church

1309 N. Ballenger Hwy, Flint, MI 40504

Tuesday:

Asbury United Methodist Church

1653 Davison Rd. Flint, MI 48506

Thursday:

Greater Holy Temple Church of God in Christ

6702 N. Dort Hwy, Flint, MI 48505

Flint residents with questions, or in need of water, filters, or other supplies: Call 211 or (810) 410-1138.

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