The city of Flint, Michigan has been facing a devastating state of emergency in recent months. Back in February of 2015, the city’s water tested at 104 parts per billion (ppb) lead. Things became progressively worse within a month, as in March the water was tested again and found 397 (ppb) lead. To date, the highest level of lead found in the water was tested at an astonishing 13,000 (ppb.)

In response, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has come to terms with the severity of the ordeal, declaring a state of emergency.

While government officials decide the best course of action from a political standpoint, there are several grassroots initiatives actively teaming up to help the residents of Flint. If you’ve been searching for a way to get involved, look no further.




  1. (@THEBSU on twitter)

Donation centers within Flint, MI

  1. Flint Community Schools: For cash donations, call 810-767-6030, 810-760-1310; for bottled water donations, call 810-760-1310
  2. Flint Community Activists: Contact Melissa Mays at 810-423-3435
  3. Catholic Charities of Genesee County: Soup kitchen and warming center aid, call 810-785-6911
  4. Vernon Chapel AME Church: Drop off center for water
  5. Islamic Center Mumin: Contact Mima Hamin Rasool at 810-785-4001 

Donation collection in Cleveland, OH

STILL ACCEPTING DONATIONS!!!! Also if you close to @cleveland_renaissance_movement take them there!!!!

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Donation collection in Toronto, ON

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Donation collection in Milwaukee, WI


The situation has been so dire that the city has garnered help from numerous celebrities, including Big Sean, Meek Mill, and Cher to name a few. Scroll to see how they’ve given back, and how you can join their initiatives.






Are there any other ways to give back to Flint in your area? Let us know in the comments below!