Last weekend, volunteers knocked nearly 3,000 doors!
Flint Rising will be back at it this coming weekend, Saturday Feb. 20th and Sunday, Feb 21st.!
For those who would like to join us at St. Michael’s Church in Flint. We will send bilingual canvassers to Flint’s east side and others to public housing and Flint’s north end.
Saturday & Sunday Canvass at 2pm at St. Michael’s Church, (609 E 5th Ave, Flint, MI 48503)
If you would like to help with data entry, we will be entering data beginning around 5:00 pm each evening. Please bring a laptop!
Much love and solidarity,
– Flint Rising
Michigan’s working men and women have stepped up in a variety of ways to help the people of Flint – and there’s still more we can do to help people who have been hurt by the Flint Water Crisis. Here’s a quick rundown of what you can do:
If you are in the area and wish to volunteer, the United Way of Genesee County, the Michigan Community Service Commission and the American Red Cross of East Central Bay-Michigan have come together to operate the volunteer center.
They need volunteers to do data entry (inside work), as well as going out into the community (must be at least 18 years of age) to distribute water, filters, etc.
For now it’s safe to tell people the Volunteer Center will be open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
American Red Cross
1401 S. Grand Traverse St
Flint, MI 48503
Please note: Large groups wishing to volunteer should visit www.flintvolunteer.com . This site was set-up by the Red Cross and provides all the information someone may ever need. The needs for volunteers is ever changing, so ALL groups please go to this site and someone from the Red Cross will contact you. Individuals can also visit this site to learn more and to fill-out a registration form, however individuals are still welcome to just show up at the Red Cross.
In regards to dropping off donated water, donations can be delivered at the following locations:
WEEKDAYS – 8:00AM -5:00 PM
Pallets and cases over 100
Loose cases (non-pallet and less than 100)
WEEKENDS ONLY – 9:00AM -3:00PM
LARGE COMPANY DONATIONS
Filters, faucets, multiple semis, etc., should be directed to FlintDonations@michigan.gov
Any church or 501c3 organization that would like to become a WATER distribution site should be directed to the Food Bank. They should call the Food Bank’s main line at: (810) 239-4441. This is for WATER only. The organization will need to staff and coordinate the distribution themselves. The state is currently not accepting anymore sites to distribute water, filters and test kits.
There are countless locations throughout the City providing just water, but something that is consistent and best to give callers is the 5 fire station locations. Residents can obtain water, filters, replacement cartridges and Lead Testing Kits at any of the 5 Fire stations.
The locations listed below are open during the indicated hours. They are also locations for bottle recycling:
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm
Tuesday and Friday: 12:00 noon – 8:00 pm
These Fire Stations listed below are open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m – 9:00 p.m.
For people who truly have no way of leaving their home, they should call 211 to get on the home delivery list.
Please note: The sheriff’s department is about 1-2 days behind once a person calls 211. Also meals on wheels is providing water with every meal just in case the homebound individual is part of that program.
The United Way of Genesee County is accepting monetary donations for the purchase of filters, bottled water, emergency support services and prevention efforts. One hundred percent of these funds are used for these projects and no administrative fee is assessed. Donations can be done either by:
Online at www.unitedwaygenesee.org, click the GIVE button. This will then provide a choice to designate to the Water Fund.
Checks mailed to: United way of Genesee County
P.O. Box 949
Flint, MI 48501
Memo line: Water Fund
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Please note: any remaining funds will be directed to the Flint Child Health & Development Fund at www.flintkids.org. This fund will provide aid to children and families with interventions that support positive health outcomes, such as: