United Way of Genesee County 211 To the Rescue

211 To the Rescue-United Way of Genesee County Flint Water Crisis When local leaders declared a public health emergency in Flint last fall and advised residents to stop drinking their lead-tainted municipal water, the questions immediately starting flowing from panicked residents: How do I get bottled water? Which water filters safely eliminate lead? Is the water […]

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Ways to Donate

You Can Make A Difference Ways to Donate. There are many organizations that are conducting fund-raising efforts for the water crisis in Flint. Not all of them have a track record, and some may take advantage of donors’ generosity. We recommend that you direct your donations to these local, reputable organizations that are raising money […]

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Reflection of Water

“O Supreme Lord, You are actually the Air, the Earth, Fire, Sky and Water. You are the objects of sense perception, the life airs, the five senses, the mind, consciousness and false ego. Indeed You are everything, subtle and gross. The material elements and anything expressed, either by the words or by the mind, are […]

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Flint Restaurants Playing It Safe

Downtown Flint’s restaurant and entertainment scene has never been stronger or more diverse, great news in a city that has seen more than its share of economic woes over the years. And restaurateurs are working hard to ensure their businesses — and downtown development momentum — remain healthy, despite the lead-in-water crisis that has affected the […]

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Moving Forward

Moving Forward It’s no surprise that those who have been directly affected by Flint’s water crisis — who drank lead- contaminated municipal water and gave it to their children — feel afraid, betrayed and more than a little angry. The best way to cope with a crisis is with action. You did not cause the problems, […]

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Flint River Watershed Coalition Monitoring

Rebecca Fedewa is director of the Flint River Watershed Coalition. More information about the coalition can be found at www.flintriver.org. This is a time of significant hardship for Flint residents. Lead contamination in the city’s drinking water supply has many questioning the quality and health of the Flint River. We at the Flint River Watershed […]

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Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha: Hero for Flint

In the past five months, Dr. Mona Hanna Attisha has been interviewed by Rolling Stone, Rachel Maddow and media outlets from as far away as England and India. She testified before an Environmental Protection Agency clean water committee in Washington D.C., and participated in on a Huffington Post panel with famed environmental activist Erin ‘Brockovich. […]

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Clean Glass of Water

Clean Glass of Water.  The amount of water on Earth hasn’t fundamentally changed since the Earth was first formed. This means that the water we drink today could have some of the same water molecules that Jesus drank! It also means we need to protect and care for this resource since we can’t just make […]

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The Local Grocer Farm to Store to Fork

Lifelong Flint residents Erin Caudell and Franklin Pleasant had a vision of giving Flint residents an opportunity to purchase locally grown produce, without pesticides or petroleum-based fertilizers. That vision has become a reality with the debut of their new store, The Local Grocer, at the corner of M.L. King and University avenues, just north of […]

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Erin Caudell – Starting a business in downtown Flint

Q. Why did you decide to start The Local Grocer? The Local Grocer’s M.L. King Avenue location is an expansion of our store inside the Flint Farmers’ Market. Our farm in Beecher supplies much of the produce we sell. We work with other small farmers that also share our production values and growing practices. Our […]

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