Thank you to everyone who has emailed or called expressing concern for me and my family when they heard about the water crisis in Flint.
Thankfully, we live in Flint Township and not in the City of Flint. Our water at home is safe. My husband teaches in the only Catholic school in the City of Flint. Obviously, they have to use bottled water, but they are well-stocked.
This has been, and continues to be, a horrific situation for those who do not have safe drinking water in their homes. I am glad Flint is in the national spotlight as it may help bring a solution.
With new developments every day, multiple investigations at every level ongoing, and partisan politics at just about every turn, it is often difficult to sort everything out. Meanwhile, people are hurting.
If you want to help now, I recommend two non-profits that help people in Flint every day, and especially during these difficult times.
St. Luke N.E.W. Life Center: My mom and I volunteered at St Luke's. Back in the day when I asked for sewing supplies, my newsletter readers gave generously. Click here to help support their literacy program, workplace and life skills training, the food pantry, or their sewing business.
Carriage Town Ministries: I've known Dallas Gatlin, the executive director, for more than 40 years. He and Steve were college suite-mates. The donation button is in the upper right.