Cowboys’ Brandon Carr seeks to help kids amid Flint’s water crisis

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Brandon Carr #39 of the Dallas Cowboys during a preseason game at AT&T Stadium on August 24, 2013 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Brandon Carr #39 of the Dallas Cowboys during a preseason game at AT&T Stadium on August 24, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr is encouraging athletes to help his hometown of Flint, Michigan, amid the city’s crisis with lead-tainted water.

The Community Foundation of Greater Flint says Carr is donating $100,000 to create the Carr Cares Fund for Flint. He’s also donating $10,000 for the Safe Water Safe Homes Fund to help with replacing pipes and plumbing.

Carr released a statement saying he’s “especially concerned about the children of Flint who now, because of lead poisoning, face tremendous adversity for the remainder of their lives.” He wants the Carr Cares Fund for Flint to be a place where other athletes can make donations online.

Carr played college football for Grand Valley State University in western Michigan.

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