Flint, MI is a city of approximately 100,000 people located 66 miles northwest of Detroit. In the last several weeks, Flint has gone through a crisis of a lack of potable water. The city’s water infrastructure has been compromised with unsafe levels of lead contaminating their water.
This crisis has made the water dangerous for human use or consumption. Even though the city has established 8 water stations where citizens can go pick up water in containers, many elderly and poor citizens are unable to go to those stations and are struggling to get a steady supply of water.
Under the leadership of Pastor Jason Kilcoyne and the Genesse Church of God, Operation Compassion was able to send 16,800 bottles of water (1,400 cases). Pastor Kilcoyne and his church have been delivering the water to the elderly who are unable to get water from the water stations. Yesterday, they were able to deliver water to a Senior Living complex with 250 apartments where many were unable to get out.
In addition, Pastor Kilcoyne and his members have been able to deliver water to areas of extreme poverty where people do not have access to transportation. With cold, snowy, wintry days, it becomes difficult to walk the several blocks carrying containers to retrieve fresh water.
In Flint, Michigan there are many people in need today due to a problem with the city’s infrastructure for delivering safe water. Operation Compassion is helping but this problem will not be solved with 1 semi-truck of water. Operation Compassion needs financial partners so more water can be delivered. We need your help! A donation today could save a life tomorrow!
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