Kalamazoo church donates thousands of bottles of water to Flint schools

Members of Kalamazoo's First Congregational Church donated 4,500 bottles of water for Flint students

While the debate on how to fix Flint's water crisis grows, First Congregational Church of Kalamzoo Pastor Nathan Dannison is taking matters into his own hands. After hearing students at Flint Schools were unable to drink the water because of possible high levels of lead, he says it was in his heart to help.

"We've brought down 4,500 bottles of water, so nearly one for every student in the district. It breaks my heart to hear what they are going through. In the schools of all places where you expect kids to be safe," Dannison says.

Flint Community Schools Superintendent Bilal Tawwab says thanks to donations from across the community, and across the state, the district is barely able to keep up with the demand at the schools for now. But he is concerned how long the crisis may last.

"Will it go for another month, another week, another day? Will it last for the remainder of the year? What concerns me is if it does go on for a prolonged period of time, will the donations still keep coming in?" Tawwab says.

If you would like to donate you can drop off water you can do so at the school administration building located at 923 E. Kearsley St. Between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Or you can drop water off at your neighborhood school building during the same times.

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