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(UPDATED) Flint Water Crisis: How You Can Help Provide Clean Water Access

Ways To Help Distribute Clean Water to Flint's Residents, as the City remains under a State of Emergency with Lead and Other Toxins in the Water.
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Ways To Help Distribute Clean Water to Flint's Residents, as the City
remains under a State of Emergency with Lead and Other Toxins in the

UPDATE 1/9/2016 at 4:29 pm ET: Our resource, Independent Underground News & Talk. obtained a Press Release from the State of Michigan's - Joint Operations Center - detailing resources will be deployed to Flint residents for Clean Water, Filter and other materials relating to Flint's Water Crisis. 

A copy of the press release is located at the end of this article.


Covering Flint, Michigan's Water Crisis since March 2015, readers of Independent Underground News & Talk and our podcast listeners at Independent Underground Radio LIVE have asked us "How Can We Help?"

There are a number of Michigan based organizations that are working to provide clean water, connections to water filters, fundraising efforts and more Flint Residents.

Here's a round up of groups, non-profits, organizations and individuals seeking to truly help the People of Flint:

1). Water You Fighting For?  
A Flint, Michigan based Clean Water Activist Group ran by Melissa Mays. Ms. Mays organization is working with Flint, Michigan's Mayor Karen Weaver's task force to address
the long-term health, water and infrastructural needs for the City's residents. 
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Water You Fighting For? is also organizing bottle water drives deliver clean water to Citizens in Flint.

2). We The People of Detroit
A Detroit, Michigan based Clean Water and Resource Activist Group ran by Monica Lewis Patrick and Debra Taylor. Ms. Lewis-Patrick and Taylor's organization, presented a Flint
We The People of Detroit Logo
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of Detroit
Healing Stories Symposium in March of 2015 were residents of Flint described the difficulties during the conference, with clean water access, crime, transportation resources and more.

We The People of Detroit recently partnered with the Detroit Light Brigade Organization to Deliver and other coordination resources to deliver upwards of 9000 cases of bottle water to Flint.

3). Missions of Hope
As highlighted recently on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show, Mission of Hope Non-Profit,
Mission of Hope Non-Profit of Flint, Michigan
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ran by Pastor Bobby Jackson in Flint, Michigan, are taking donations to provide clean water bottles to the City's Residents.

The organization also operates a daytime warming center and other basic services to Flint’s homeless, poor, mentally ill as well as hard to serve adults.

4). The Food Bank of Central Michigan (TFBCM)
Is working as a central connection point to distribute water bottles to the People of Flint, Michigan.

According to the Organization website the TFBCM , "....
The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan is Coordinating Distribution of large donations for Bottle Water for Flint, Michigan
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Eastern Michigan
Provides over 21 million pounds of food each year to those in need through more than 415 partner agencies. In 2012, the Food Bank experienced a 12% increase in pounds distributed to partners," as well as has the storage capability to handle large bottle water donations for Flint Residents.

5). Bottles for the Babies

An Activist Organization ran by Flint Resident Lanice Lawson that has raised over $21,000 via a Go Fund Me site to distribute clean bottle water to City Residents. More on Ms. Lawson's group can be found on this site.

6). Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management (D-REM)
A Non-Profit Educational Symposium and Activist Resource partnering upwards of 30
Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management organization will hold two Educational Symposiums in January about Clean Water Access in Flint and Detroit, Michigan
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other Activists Groups, including We The People of Detroit.

D-REM is hosting two "Teach In" and People's Tribunal Round Events on Saturday, January 16 and January 23 about the impact on denial of Clean Water Access in Flint and Detroit, Michigan. The Teach-In and People's Tribunal are free and open to the Public, plus donations both Flint's and Detroit Residents Clean Water Access will be coordinated at both events.

7). According to MSNBC's Rachel Maddow's Blog, three Genesee County Based Catholic Charities
 are collecting bottle water cases drop offs at Flint and Owosso area Soup Kitchens.

Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties are taken Water Bottle Donations for Flint, Michigan's Residents
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and Genesee Counties
Center for Hope, 901 Chippewa Street, Flint, MI 48503
North End Soup Kitchen 735 E. Stewart Ave, Flint, MI 48505
Owosso Community Closet and Food Pantry 120 W. Exchange Street, Suite. 300 Owosso, MI 48867

8). Flint Mayor Karen Weaver's Office
Flint Mayor Karen Weaver (D) has been in office less than 90 days. Yet within the short
Flint, Michigan's Mayor Karen Weaver Less Than 30 Days In Office Declared the City Under a State of Emergency Relating to Flint's Toxic Water Crisis
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Flint, Michigan Mayor Karen Weaver
amount of time as the highest elected official in Flint, Mayor Weaver and her team have been steadfast focus on ensuring Flint Residents receive the resources necessary for Clean Water Access in the City.

Including rightfully declaring the City under a "State of Emergency" in her first 30 days in office - to effectively deal with Flint's Water Crisis.

Contact Mayor Weaver's office at this link.

9). The State of Michigan - Joint Operations Center
The following Press Release was sent to Independent Underground News & Talk Media, detailing how the State of Michigan will deploy Clean Water Access, Water Filter and other resources to address Flint Residents Toxic Water situation, at 4:29 pm ET, January 10, 2016:

Bookmark this page as Independent Underground News & Talk will update this information as needed.

If your organization seek to forward donations or bottle water coordination for the People of Flint -- email us, to add your information to this page or leave a comment on this article, below.

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