Pure Water for Flint Michigan NOW

$2,105 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 31 months
Kelly Whitaker
on behalf of Kelly Whitaker
 MINNEAPOLIS, MN

           THE FLINT WATER CRISIS IS NOT OVER!
        YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE THIS!
 Nov. 11, 2016- Federal judge orders more bottled         water for Flint.

By donating, you can take action RIGHT NOW to provide the people of Flint Michigan with pure, drinkable water for the foreseeable future by providing them with high-quality, cost effective and simple home based water filtration.  The people of Flint need pure water NOW.  The children of Flint cannot wait for government to get its act together. 

HOW WILL WE HELP?
By providing free Berkey Water Filtration countertop systems to affected households, schools and childcare facilities free of charge.  Berkey Earth elements used in the Berkey Light Filter system remove 99.9% of lead in water.  In tests run by Envirotek Laboratories, Inc. of Mullica Hill, NJ, EPA #NJ01298- water contaminated with 150 micrograms of lead was reduced to  <2 micrograms once filtered through the Berkey Earth.
These elements will purify 3,000 gallons of water over their lifetime- up to 3 YEARS- without any additional cost to the user. Berkey is the gold standard of portable water filtration.

THE PROBLEM
The people of Flint, Michigan are being failed by their government and offered short-term, unsustainable "solutions" to the deadly levels of lead in their water. Bottled water isn't a good enough solution despite being well-intentioned. Some water filters have been provided- but they have a history of falling apart, only install on certain kinds of faucets, clog quickly and need costly replacement filters that only work for a few weeks. NOT GOOD ENOUGH.

INJURED: as many as 12,00 children and 100,000 people are still exposed to high levels of lead- a heavy metal neurotoxin that can cause intellectual disabilities, reproductive problems, anemia, seisures and headaches.

INSULTED: They are still required to pay for this filthly, poisonous non-potable water. Filters previously provided fall apart, won't fit faucets, last only weeks and make the people of Flint once again PAY for replacements.

From the New York Times- Friday, November 11, 2016: A federal judge in Michigan on Thursday ordered that bottled water be delivered to residents of Flint, Mich., more than two years after the city’s switch to an untreated source resulted in contaminated and undrinkable water.

Under the ruling by Judge David M. Lawson of Federal District Court, state and city officials must immediately begin providing each Flint resident with at least 96 half-liter bottles of water per week as the city works toward a permanent solution.

“How the water crisis is resolved ultimately will be left to the City of Flint and the State of Michigan,” Judge Lawson said in his preliminary injunction. “Nonetheless, there is an immediate danger to Flint residents.”

PLEASE share this far and wide. The American people CAN take action to do something GOOD and RIGHT for our fellow citizens.

How will we spend the money?
The money will only be used to fund the purchase of Berkey Filters, the shipping of the filters and the distribution of the filters. There will be no salaries, per diems, percentages, cuts or payments that do not directly and cost-effectively support this work. If, in the very unlikely event that the money is not fully utilized, remaining funds will be used to directly support clean water in the Flint area only.

Who are we?
I am Kelly Whitaker and I live in Golden Valley, MN. I am simply a concerned citizen and am sick and tired of watching my fellow Americans suffer this travesty. I bought a Berkey for my own family's drinking water and I believe the people of Flint deserve the same quality of water as the four of us do.

I am not powerless, and neither are you.
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Donors and Friends- with your generous support, we have been able to provide 22 Flint households with Pure Berkey purifiers, making them drinking water secure! Here are some of the great photos of these households receiving their units from our partner, Head Start of Flint, Michigan. We will be sending 3 more units this week because of the generous work done by Adjust Your Focus!
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We've provided the equivalent of 288,000 16 oz bottles that won't go in a landfill and don't have to be delivered or picked up by the people of Flint. Join us and our partner Head Start of Flint by donating what you can. It DOES make a difference. Kids shouldn't have to drink lead.
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We've provided 12 Berkeys so far- 36,000 gallons of pure water- the equivalent of 288,000 16 oz bottles that won't go in a landfill and don't have to be delivered or picked up by the people of Flint. Join us and our partner Head Start of Flint by donating what you can. It DOES make a difference. Kids shouldn't have to drink lead.
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The Detroit Free Press reports Michigan will fight Federal Court order to send bottled water to Flint residents. This makes our work more important than ever. Please donate- while we've made progress, we're far short of what is needed. WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE TOGETHER!
http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/flint-water-crisis/2016/11/17/michigan-battles-order-deliver-bottled-water-flint-residents/94031608/
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Created November 11, 2016
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$20
Sophia Curry
16 months ago
$20
Anna Ishida
25 months ago

go BERKEY!!! GO FLINT!!!

$100
Karen Shih
25 months ago
$220
estefania tarre
28 months ago

Happily donating to help Flint receive pure water! Glad Adjust Your Focus can be part of such an important cause

$500
estefania tarre
29 months ago

I have a corporation called "Adjust Your Focus" where we bring together local photographers to donate their work, to raise money for causes happening globally. We chose to raise funds for what you are trying to do for the City of Flint! Love your initiative! We will be doing another event on the 26th of this month in Orlando, Florida! we are here to help! Please contact me when you get a chance so I can explain to you more on what we do and how we're raising funds :) ! Thank you for having a helping heart and organizing all of this! -Estefania Tarre (Adjust Your Focus Admin) 7863657766

RS
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Regina Staves
30 months ago

Merry Christmas. From, the Staves

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$100
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30 months ago
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$50
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31 months ago
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31 months ago
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