Detroit to Flint water campaign to send more than 1 Million bottles of water to Flint

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A group of politicians, residents, businesses, churches and community organizations in Greater Detroit have come together to help out a neighboring community in need.

The Detroit to Flint Water Campaign set out to raise funds for 30,000 cases of water and, like always, Detroiters answered the call. Funds for more than 40,000 cases of water were collected.

Craig Newmark, the founder of Craiglist, donated 25,000 cases of water to the campaign.  The generous support of D & B Distributors, the Association of Food and Petroleum Dealers, Absopure of Michigan and Faygo allowed the campaign to purchase cases of water at the wholesale rate of $2 per case.

The Detroit To Flint water campaign raised more than $85,000 during the week of January.  This campaign was made possible through the support of United Way for Southeastern Michigan, WXYZ-TV Channel 7, The Ambassador Bridge Company, and the Mason & Coco in the Morning Show.

The water will be delivered Wednesday via 28 semi-trucks.