Our mission in “Making a Case for Flint” mission is based on two components. ‘
- Making donations of cases of bottled water and other emergency related items needed for Flint residents amidst the crisis.
- To further increase the public awareness both locally and nationally of the crisis in Flint, Michigan.
Additional Needed Items:
- Baby Wipes
- Ointment for Rashes
- Baby Oil
- Ready Baby Formula
- Unopened Baby Food
- Hand Sanitizer
I am writing to you today because we need your help. I have organized a campaign to raise awareness, spirits, and funds for a special cause. With your help we will reach our goal of selling 50 or more shirts for Making A Case For Flint.
Please give today by visiting our Booster page. Every donation, no matter the size, will help. Whether you are able to give now or not, helping us spread the word about our cause would be greatly appreciated.
Sending an email to your friends and family and posting the link to our Booster page https://www.booster.com/making-a-case-for-flint on sites like Facebook will grow our base of supporters and help us reach our goal.
Thank you, Pastor Daren C. Jaime.
The city of Flint switched its water supply from Detroit’s system to the Flint River. The switch was considered to be a cost-effective measure for the city whose residents are predominantly African-American. After making the switch residents soon began to complain about odors emanating from the water, in addition it’s color and taste as well as multiple complaints of rashes. Since the complaints were launched, high levels of lead and contamination have been reported in many residents. Over 9,000 in children in Flint have tested positive for lead contamination. These actions have resulted in Flint remaining in a state of public health emergency.
As reported by Iris St. Meran / TWC News
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Flint, Mich., is more than 400 miles from Syracuse. But, the distance isn’t stopping a church in Syracuse from pitching in and helping people there deal with a serious water crisis. Their drinking water is contaminated with too much lead after the city changed its water source in 2014 to save money.The People’s AME Zion Church in Syracuse is working with a Buffalo church to collect cases of water. There are a number of collection locations in Syracuse for anyone who wants to donate. Volunteers will then deliver it to Flint.
“We have a responsibility and obligation to help each other,” said People’s AME Zion Church Pastor Daren Jaime. “I just believe that, and I believe that those of us who operate in the faith community, and just as general human principle, people want to see each other succeed and be able to at least have a quality of life. When one struggles, all struggle. We knew that it was important to be able to help those in Flint.”
Cases and palettes of water can be dropped at the church, located at 2306 South Salina Street, as well as City Hall, any Syracuse school and the Southwest Community City. Volunteers are also needed to help load the trailer with water when it departs February 4.