Group in GR holds water drive for Flint residents

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Employees Union is lending a helping hand to Flint in the midst of the critical water crisis.

According to one organizer, 1,062 cases of bottled water and 371 five gallon containers of water were donated Saturday.

From 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. volunteers held a water drive at GREIU Union Hall located at 917 Bridge Street NW in Grand Rapids.

Members of the GREIU are accepting donations of bottled water to help Flint residents that do not have safe water to drink, cook, or even bathe in.

Flint's tap water became contaminated with lead after the city switched water supplies in 2014 while a new pipeline was under construction. Corrosive water leached lead from old pipes.

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  • Gordon Sr Buzzell

    “While the U.S. Constitution does not authorize the federal government to intervene in an intrastate matter like this one, the State of Michigan should provide comprehensive assistance to the people of Flint. The residents who were harmed deserve an independent, nonpartisan investigation, and the persons responsible for this crisis must be held accountable.”

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