Meijer donating $500K to help Flint residents

Volunteers deliver water to Flint residents. (Jan. 12, 2015)

FLINT, Mich. (WOOD) — Meijer says it will donate a total of $500,000 to three funds to help the people of Flint as they deal with a drinking water crisis.

The Flint Child Health and Development Fund — created by the United Way of Genesee County, the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, Hurley Children’s Hospital and the Greater Flint Health Coalition — will get $250,000 of the donation. The money will go toward addressing bot short- and long-term needs of Flint residents.

The United Way’s Flint Water Fund will get $125,000, which will go toward filters, bottled water and emergency support services.

The American Red Cross is also getting $125,000. That organization has been coordinating relief efforts and volunteers who are handing out bottled water and filters.

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Meijer also said it has already coordinated the donation of several truckloads of bottled water to Flint and is working to provide several more truckloads.

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