Clean Water For Flint

$5,660 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 41 people in 23 months
Melissa Mays  FLINT, MI
We want to thank everyone for your support so far!! We used this GoFundMe initially to pay for the legal battles we've faced since early 2015. This is an ongoing struggle. 

I'm not changing this up to address bathing and hygiene needs. We are receiving bottled water donations from around the country but people are afraid to bathe. So in order to avoid bacterial issues, we are looking for donations for:

-Dry shampoo
-Hand sanitizer 
-Baby wipes
-Personal hygiene wipes
-and similar items.

On a personal note, we've been delivering supplies and water for quite some time and would like to continue to do so. I'm personally on sick leave from work due to the water so I am unable to foot the bill like I have been. Thank you for understanding. -Melissa Mays 


"We feel Flint deserves the best water source, one that is safe and consistent," said Harris, who is also the pastor at Saints of God Church. "That is our thesis, and we won't back down from it."


That's what we are fighting for. Due to the mounting health issues and new DEQ & EPA violations as well as the current ones, we have filed injunctions and lawsuits to demand the MDEQ test and monitor properly. We've had to legally force them to do their jobs. In the meantime, we are paying the highest bills in the nation for the lowest quality of water. We need safe water and cannot drink or cook with our tap water until the EPA proves the water is safe when it comes to TTHMs, Lead, Copper, Sediment, Bacteria and other contaminants.

We need cleaning supplies. Bacterial infections are spread when proper hygiene isn't used. We are too afraid to use our taps for brushing our teeth or even washing our hands. We need hand sanitizer, baby wipes and other bathing alternatives.

And we need help informing our neighbors since the State has not sent out a mailer telling people not to drink the water.  All the info we have sent out has been printed out of our own pockets.

Clean, Safe, Affordable Water is all we're demanding and have been for months. It's sad that we have to go legal with it, but we have no other options since our voices have been ignored. WE ARE NOT GUINEA PIGS!! 
THANK YOU for your support and sharing in our fight!


BIO:
Multiple activist and support groups, churches, community organizations, concerned citizens and more have joined together to form the Coalition for Clean Water. The goal of the group is to fight for safe, clean, and affordable water for Flint citizens. 
Research and information can be found at www.WaterYouFightingFor.com or by calling Melissa Mays 810-423-3435 

Coalition for Clean Water is: Concerned Pastors for Social Action, Water You Fighting For, Democracy Defense League Water Task Force, Councilperson Mays, Mt. Zion Church, Woodside Church and more.
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Update 3
Posted by Melissa Mays
14 months ago
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We are fighting a strong legal battle but are looking for help in so many areas!! Bottled water has been coming in from all over but we need so many support services and items to get to every citizen suffering in Flint. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!!
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Update 2
Posted by Melissa Mays
22 months ago
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Ok everyone!! The injunction has been filed, the city has been served. Our motion to be placed back on a clean, safe, proven water source is set to go in front of a judge on June 15th. We need depositions, expert testimony and your help!! Please share!!
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Update 1
Posted by Melissa Mays
23 months ago
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"We feel Flint deserves the best water source, one that is safe and consistent," said Harris, who is also the pastor at Saints of God Church. "That is our thesis, and we won't back down from it."

That's what we are fighting for. We are going to legally force the city to go back to Detroit water supply that Genesee County is receiving at 1/3 of the monthly cost to consumers as the Flint River. We want to stay on Detroit's safe, consistent supply until the city implements all of the necessary changes and updates to our water plant and proves the water is safe when it comes to TTHMs, Lead, Copper, Sediment, Bacteria and other contaminants. Clean, Safe, Affordable Water is all we're demanding and have been for months. It's sad that we have to go legal with it, but we have no other options since our voices have been ignored. THANK YOU for your support and sharing in our fight!
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Nancy Khoury
13 months ago
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The root of Flint's problem is its bankruptcy, caused by the Clintons' consistently disasterous trade policy. The Clinton Foundation that got rich from "contributions" from those profitting from bankrupting America, transnational corporate CEOs, foreign governments and dictators... should at least pay the $55 million to replace the most toxic household pipes. Especially when Chelsey just paid over $10 million for an apartment.

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Amy Sheppeck
13 months ago
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I'm trying to get in touch with someone to suggest an idea that might make living in Flint bearable until they can shower at home again. #billionsinchange has a water purification system that is not expensive, filters any water (including sea water) to pure drinking water and does 1000 liters an hour! I thought if you could get some of these set up in Flint people could refill water containers AND be able to take real showers. I'd be SO happy for that if I were stuck there. Please look Manoj Bhargov up on youtube - Good luck!

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Jessica Clark
1 month ago

Is this still active? My business and I want to donate but unsure if you guys are still accepting money and where is it going toward?

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Magma Raymaker Kween Kleokatra
12 months ago

According to billions for change websites @Amy Sheppeck..that will not work. Good suggestion though...the below is taken from their FAQ's Does Rain Maker remove lead, and could it be a solution to the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan? The answer is both yes and no. Rain Maker just returned from a rigorous round of testing in New Mexico, where it proved effective at removing lead from contaminated water. However, the current problem in Flint is not an issue of the source of the water being contaminated, which is the scale at which Rain Maker could potentially help. Rather, it's an issue of water infrastructure, where the pipes bringing water into homes have become corroded and are leaching lead and other toxins into the water. Rain Maker wasn't designed to address water delivery issues. Further, we have only a single prototype of Rain Maker currently. We are about to begin working to build our production line, which we plan to have up and running later this year. Category: Water

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$5,660 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 41 people in 23 months
Created May 5, 2015
Melissa Mays  
$100
Anonymous
2 months ago
$60
Anonymous
8 months ago
FF
$500
Freshwater Future
10 months ago

Freshwater Future thanks you and all of the heroes like you in Flint for your work for the community!

SS
$150
Shelley Sandow
10 months ago

Wish I could do more for everyone affected by this terrible situation. Keeping you all in my prayers and also praying for changes in heart, mind, and soul of the people who have the power to fix things.

KB
$200
Kathy Bakich
11 months ago
$500
Anonymous
11 months ago
SR
$130
Sherie Ruppersberger
11 months ago
VI
$25
Vee Ilves
11 months ago

Thank you, Melissa !

AL
$1,000
Agora Arts LLC
12 months ago

This is a contribution from the Agora Arts staff and students to support the efforts on the battle for a clean water in Flint. We are very proud to support our community!

$210
Anonymous
12 months ago
Nancy Khoury
13 months ago
1
1

The root of Flint's problem is its bankruptcy, caused by the Clintons' consistently disasterous trade policy. The Clinton Foundation that got rich from "contributions" from those profitting from bankrupting America, transnational corporate CEOs, foreign governments and dictators... should at least pay the $55 million to replace the most toxic household pipes. Especially when Chelsey just paid over $10 million for an apartment.

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Amy Sheppeck
13 months ago
1
1

I'm trying to get in touch with someone to suggest an idea that might make living in Flint bearable until they can shower at home again. #billionsinchange has a water purification system that is not expensive, filters any water (including sea water) to pure drinking water and does 1000 liters an hour! I thought if you could get some of these set up in Flint people could refill water containers AND be able to take real showers. I'd be SO happy for that if I were stuck there. Please look Manoj Bhargov up on youtube - Good luck!

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Jessica Clark
1 month ago

Is this still active? My business and I want to donate but unsure if you guys are still accepting money and where is it going toward?

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Magma Raymaker Kween Kleokatra
12 months ago

According to billions for change websites @Amy Sheppeck..that will not work. Good suggestion though...the below is taken from their FAQ's Does Rain Maker remove lead, and could it be a solution to the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan? The answer is both yes and no. Rain Maker just returned from a rigorous round of testing in New Mexico, where it proved effective at removing lead from contaminated water. However, the current problem in Flint is not an issue of the source of the water being contaminated, which is the scale at which Rain Maker could potentially help. Rather, it's an issue of water infrastructure, where the pipes bringing water into homes have become corroded and are leaching lead and other toxins into the water. Rain Maker wasn't designed to address water delivery issues. Further, we have only a single prototype of Rain Maker currently. We are about to begin working to build our production line, which we plan to have up and running later this year. Category: Water

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