Bottles 4 Babies Flint Water Relief

$71,651 of $70k goal

Raised by 1,127 people in 19 months
Lanice Sparkle Lawson  GRAND BLANC, MI
Our Children NEED and DESERVE SAFE, CLEAN DRINKING WATER!!

Bottles for The Babies is a grassroots organization created by native Flintstone, Lanice Lawson. With nearly 15 years of experience in the nursing field as an RN, she knows all too well the devastating effects of lead in the body, especially in children under the age of six.
This initiative was initially created to supply the children of Flint with clean drinking water as a result of the contamination. The water in the Flint community schools has been completely shut off. Meaning, the children do not have access to clean drinking water unless they supply it themselves, and this is where we come in. With the need for clean water being so great across the city, efforts were extended to include consistent home deliveries to the elderly and physically handicapped.
The lead contamination in Flint's water has resulted in the poisoning of tens of thousands of innocent people in this community. This is disheartening. It has the people feeling not only frustrated and angry, but helpless and vulnerable. Every human being deserves clean drinking water. This is not a want or luxury. This is a NECESSITY! Since the government is Incompetent of providing this basic human right, the citizens of this country MUST pull together for the sake of humanity, and provide them with the clean drinking water they so desperately need.
Below, you will find links to our coverage on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow show, our interview on the Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC, as well as a link to our interview on NPR (New York Public radio). 

Rachel Maddow show: 
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/volunteers-help-flint-in-toxic-water-crisis-596286531922 

Melissa Harris-Perry show: 
http://www.msnbc.com/melissa-harris-perry/watch/flint-resident--city-still-sending-water-bills-599359043919 

NPR (New York Public radio) interview: 
http://www.thetakeaway.org/story/residents-flint-search-answers/

The Steve Harvey Show:
 Bottles for the babies highlighted on the Steve Harvey show


For the latest in updates and activity, connect with us on social media:

Instagram:
 @ bottles_for_the_babies


Twitter:
  @BottlesForTheBabies

Facebook: 
Bottles For The Babies Water Relief Effort

Website:  www.BottlesForTheBabies.org

Please #Donate #Tag #Like #Share! Together WE can make a Difference in this Community!! To donate online to this grassroots campaign, simply click the pink button labeled "Donate Now". If you would like to donate by check, make check payable to:

Lanice Lawson
PO Box 461
Grand Blanc, MI 48480

PayPal: Lanicejl@gmail.com 

 Thank you for your prayers and continued support... 

Please take a Listen to Flint Native, Mama Sol's Latest release  Hard to Swallow.

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Update 76
Posted by Lanice Lawson
9 months ago
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I'd like to thank each and everyone of you who came out in support of the "Be a Tourist in Your Home Town" event this past Saturday! It was a Total Success, and we appreciate the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce for allowing Bottles for the Babies to be a part of such an Awesome event. We were able to sponsor 250 tickets for Flint resident to attend. We also gave away 50 $10 gift certificates to The Local Grocer at the Flint Farmers' Market, towards the purchase of fresh produce, to continue aiding in the fight lead poisoning in Flint, MI. Thank You to everyone for your Unwavering support!
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Update 75
Posted by Lanice Lawson
12 months ago
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A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of traveling to Washington DC, and being honored and inducted into the Congressional Record for my work during the Flint Water Crisis. I met with many dignitaries. What a privilege and honor to become a part of history for the rest of all time...
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Update 74
Posted by Lanice Lawson
12 months ago
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#MissionComplete
Just distributed Water, Faucet Filters, Wipes, Shower Filters with a group of teens from Ohio on this past Beautiful Saturday Afternoon...
#BottlesForTheBabies
#UMADOP
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www.BottlesForTheBabies.org
#MissionComplete Just distributed Water, Faucet Filters, Wipes, Shower Filters with a group of teens from Ohio on this Beautiful Saturday Afternoon... #BottlesForTheBabies #UMADOP #Support www.BottlesForTheBabies.org
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Update 73
Posted by Lanice Lawson
13 months ago
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#Congratulations to the #Winners of our #BottlesForTheBabies healthy eating #Lead #Fighting raffle!! One student from each school who returned their pledge, was entered into a drawing for a $50 prize. They have committed to healthy eating, exercising and encouraging others to live a healthy lifestyle as well... Kudos Kiddos!!

Continue to help us help Flint!
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#Congratulations to the #Winners of our #BottlesForTheBabies healthy eating #Lead #Fighting raffle!! One student from each school who returned their pledge, was entered into a drawing for a $50 prize. They have committed to healthy eating, exercising and
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Steve Eagleeye
16 months ago
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6

Thank you so much for caring for this community. It' people like you that lets me know that good still exist in this country. I'm not sure why men like Gov. Snyder have becomes leaders in this land. But, it's men like Gov. Snyder that shows me how dark men's hearts have become. Poisoning kids, purposely, as a leader in America makes my heart break. Thank you for YOUR heart to counter the evil that men do. May God have mercy on the souls of men who put money and power above His people.

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Rosemary L'Erario
15 months ago
5
5

This upset me so much I started a petition on Whitehouse.gov. You can view and sign the petition here: http://wh.gov/iw85K Here's some more information about this petition: Initiate federal action against the Michigan governor & his administration for the poisoning of Flint's water & people. The State of Michigan, under Gov Rick Snyder switched the source of Flint's water supply without appropriate safeguards, to save money. It resulted in contamination of the water, with toxic levels of lead. The people of Flint have been poisoned, and the Governor should be held accountable. In addition to a federal action against him and his administration, there is dire, critical and immediate need for the assistance of FEMA and other federal agencies to assist in the cleanup of Flint's water supply.

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Martha Moore
16 months ago
4
4

Right on for making this situation a bit better. Thanks for your hard work and caring about these helpless victims of the political 'leaders' involved. Shame on them!!

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Sina Moll
19 months ago
4
4

AWWWW THIS IS LOVE

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Paula Rector
15 months ago
2
2

I am so happy and proud of all the people who donated and helped to make it safer for the people and especially the children of Flint. What a way to start the year...clean, fresh and healthy.

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John M. Rinaldi
13 months ago
1
1

we in NY are here to help... While caucusing in NH, we met with Senator Clinton, and a senator from Flint. We are raising funds and are going door to door, thanks to Senator Clinton and her unwavering commitment to humanity. Please contact me at your convenience.

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Effieya Mrsoates Nance
15 months ago
1
1

THANK EVERYONE FOR HELPING US

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Ben Hassenger
15 months ago
1
1

Thanks for pitching in to help the good folks of Flint who have suffered from this avoidable tragedy. I'd enjoy seeing some photos of the water deliveries and I bet it would help further your cause. I am going to post this link to Rachel Maddow's page, so get ready for new donations :)

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Dread Head Kash
15 months ago

THATS MY SON ON THE POSTER AT HIS SCHOOL KASHIF NANCE LOOK US UP WE ALSO DID A GO FUND ME PAGE PLZ HELP ME& MY 6 KIDS & GOD BLESS EVERYONE HELPING US

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Yusef Battle
15 months ago

I am inspired by your commitment to help where you can. I will keep all of Flint residents in my prayers. I have family in Michigan and wouldn't want this to happen to my worst enemy! I will also pray that justice will prevail concerning the leaders that knowingly allowed this to happen under their watch.

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Makeba Miller-Whorton
15 months ago

Thank you so much for delivering water to my mom. With my mom taking care of my granny who is almost 104 it is nearly impossiable to get out to buy more water. So thanks to you that is one less thing she has to worry about. Thanks again you all rock.

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Michele Walker
15 months ago

Great job with the Bottles for the Babies Campaign Lanice! Can you all (you, Michael Moore, the doctor and Rachel Maddow) nudge the governor to temporarily relocate the good people of Flint elsewhere until the pipes of Flint are replaced?

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Anna Hoffmann
15 months ago

Lancie I caught you on MHP Show! Thank you for your love.

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$71,651 of $70k goal

Raised by 1,127 people in 19 months
Created September 28, 2015
IP
$25
Inous Pollard
5 days ago

It's not much. Ii hope it helps. My heart is with Flint!!

EJ
$100
Erikka James
9 days ago

Please accept this gift from the Art + Activism Team from the Lower Eastside Girls Club in NYC. All the best!

DW
$5
Damon Wright
10 days ago
$5
Anonymous
16 days ago
$10
Anonymous
19 days ago
FH
$50
Fran Holbrook
28 days ago

It looks like the govt. is finally getting ready to start thinking about how to actually help Flint? I will keep this in my prayers.

$10
Marina Martinez
1 month ago
$7
Anonymous
1 month ago
MS
$50
marcia stevens
1 month ago
$5
Alyssa Snyder
1 month ago
Steve Eagleeye
16 months ago
6
6

Thank you so much for caring for this community. It' people like you that lets me know that good still exist in this country. I'm not sure why men like Gov. Snyder have becomes leaders in this land. But, it's men like Gov. Snyder that shows me how dark men's hearts have become. Poisoning kids, purposely, as a leader in America makes my heart break. Thank you for YOUR heart to counter the evil that men do. May God have mercy on the souls of men who put money and power above His people.

+ Read More
Rosemary L'Erario
15 months ago
5
5

This upset me so much I started a petition on Whitehouse.gov. You can view and sign the petition here: http://wh.gov/iw85K Here's some more information about this petition: Initiate federal action against the Michigan governor & his administration for the poisoning of Flint's water & people. The State of Michigan, under Gov Rick Snyder switched the source of Flint's water supply without appropriate safeguards, to save money. It resulted in contamination of the water, with toxic levels of lead. The people of Flint have been poisoned, and the Governor should be held accountable. In addition to a federal action against him and his administration, there is dire, critical and immediate need for the assistance of FEMA and other federal agencies to assist in the cleanup of Flint's water supply.

+ Read More
Martha Moore
16 months ago
4
4

Right on for making this situation a bit better. Thanks for your hard work and caring about these helpless victims of the political 'leaders' involved. Shame on them!!

+ Read More
Sina Moll
19 months ago
4
4

AWWWW THIS IS LOVE

+ Read More
Paula Rector
15 months ago
2
2

I am so happy and proud of all the people who donated and helped to make it safer for the people and especially the children of Flint. What a way to start the year...clean, fresh and healthy.

+ Read More
John M. Rinaldi
13 months ago
1
1

we in NY are here to help... While caucusing in NH, we met with Senator Clinton, and a senator from Flint. We are raising funds and are going door to door, thanks to Senator Clinton and her unwavering commitment to humanity. Please contact me at your convenience.

+ Read More
Effieya Mrsoates Nance
15 months ago
1
1

THANK EVERYONE FOR HELPING US

+ Read More
Ben Hassenger
15 months ago
1
1

Thanks for pitching in to help the good folks of Flint who have suffered from this avoidable tragedy. I'd enjoy seeing some photos of the water deliveries and I bet it would help further your cause. I am going to post this link to Rachel Maddow's page, so get ready for new donations :)

+ Read More
Dread Head Kash
15 months ago

THATS MY SON ON THE POSTER AT HIS SCHOOL KASHIF NANCE LOOK US UP WE ALSO DID A GO FUND ME PAGE PLZ HELP ME& MY 6 KIDS & GOD BLESS EVERYONE HELPING US

+ Read More
Yusef Battle
15 months ago

I am inspired by your commitment to help where you can. I will keep all of Flint residents in my prayers. I have family in Michigan and wouldn't want this to happen to my worst enemy! I will also pray that justice will prevail concerning the leaders that knowingly allowed this to happen under their watch.

+ Read More
Makeba Miller-Whorton
15 months ago

Thank you so much for delivering water to my mom. With my mom taking care of my granny who is almost 104 it is nearly impossiable to get out to buy more water. So thanks to you that is one less thing she has to worry about. Thanks again you all rock.

+ Read More
Michele Walker
15 months ago

Great job with the Bottles for the Babies Campaign Lanice! Can you all (you, Michael Moore, the doctor and Rachel Maddow) nudge the governor to temporarily relocate the good people of Flint elsewhere until the pipes of Flint are replaced?

+ Read More
Anna Hoffmann
15 months ago

Lancie I caught you on MHP Show! Thank you for your love.

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