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White Plains Church Helping Flint Residents With Water Donations

The Ministers' Fellowship Council of White Plains and Vicinity is collecting water to be sent to Flint, Michigan where they are experiencing a water crisis from lead contamination.
The Ministers' Fellowship Council of White Plains and Vicinity is collecting water to be sent to Flint, Michigan where they are experiencing a water crisis from lead contamination. Photo Credit: aclumich.org

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The Rev. Lee Trollinger is encouraging residents to donate water to help the residents of Flint, Michigan at Calvary Baptist Church in White Plains.

Sponsored by the Ministers' Fellowship Council of White Plains and Vicinity, the water will be trucked to Flint. The Flint water crisis started in April 2014 after Flint changed its water source from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department water to the Flint River. The corrosive Flint River water caused lead from aging pipes to leach into the water supply, causing extremely elevated levels of lead. In Flint, between 6,000 and 12,000 children have been exposed to drinking water with high levels of lead that is causing a range of serious health problems.

The council is also accepting monetary donations to help with other items Flint residents might need, said Trollinger.

If donating, checks should be made out to Ministers' Fellowship Council of White Plains. To donate water, the church is at 188 Orawaupum St.

For information, call 914-948-2875. All water deliveries must be received by Feb. 23.

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