Township officials support water drive

FLINT TWP. — Help for the Flint water crisis keeps pouring in.

The latest is the “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” water drive, which is a cooperative effort between residents, businesses, church groups and civic leaders.

The effort is spearheaded by Gene Leverette, a member of the township Road Advisory Committee. He is listed as the contact person on a flier being circulated to solicit donations and volunteers for a bottled water drive that began March 17 and will continue through March 4.

“What we are looking at trying to do is assist the franchise customers (in Flint Twp.) There are 28 of them,” Leverette said, referring to occupied home in the township that are Flint water customers.

After they are helped, any remaining water will be taken into Flint for distribution, he said.

Kingdom of Heaven Ministries, 2430 Dutcher Road, is the collection site for bottled water donations. Leverette asked that anyone who want to contribute to the effort to drop off donations there between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Also he said Coca Cola Company has contacted him and offered assistance in transporting the water.

“These are our neighbors,’’ Leverette said. “We need to band together to support them.”

Leverette can be reached by calling 810-625-8873.

According to the flier, the water drive is being supported by the following 11 individuals and organizations: The Flint Township Board of Trustees, Township Treasurer Marsha Binelli, Township Supervisor Karyn Miller, Police Chief George Sippert, Assistant Fire Chief Michael Burkley, Pastor Kevlin Jones, Pastor Wallace Hill, III, Pastor L. Brown, Pastor J Brown, John’s Coney Island and Sam’s Club.

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