Help Centers Now Open:
Flint residents are now able to take advantage of services provided by two community Helps Centers. The centers are managed by the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. Their purpose is to serve as resource hubs that will help promote healthy physical and mental development and improve the quality of life for individuals and families in the Flint community. They will offer resources and services including bottled water, a variety of foods and fresh produce, personal care items, nutritional services, physical health services and mental health services. Services will be provided from two semi-trailers that are staged in the church parking lots to distribute items directly to cars as residents drive through.
Bethel United Methodist Church at 1309 N. Ballenger Hwy
Greater Holy Temple COGIC on 6702 N. Dort Hwy
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 10am to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8am to 2:30 p.m.
Water Distribution Sites:
To obtain bottled water, filters, at-home water testing kits, or to recycle water bottles and used water cartridges, residents of Flint can visit any of the following locations:
- Ross Plaza, 2320 W. Pierson Road (Ward 1)
- St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 3020 DuPont St. (Ward 2)
- Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 4805 N. Saginaw St. (Ward 3)
- Franklin Avenue Lot, 2804 N. Franklin Ave. (Ward 4)
- Old Flint Farmers’ Market, 420 E. Boulevard Dr. (Ward 5)
- West Court Street Church of God, 2920 W. Court St. (Ward 6)
- Grace Emmanuel Baptist Church, 3502 Lapeer Road (Ward 7)
- Lincoln Park United Methodist Church, 3410 Fenton Rd. (Ward 8)
- Eastown Bowl Bowling Alley, 3001 S. Dort Highway (Ward 9)
Hours of operation for these community sites:
- Monday through Saturday: Noon – 6 p.m.
- Sunday: Closed
Every Community Water Resource Site also accepts water supply recycling. Residents can drop off empty water bottles and used filter cartridges at all nine locations.
Note: At-home water testing kits can be dropped off at any Community Water Resource Site or Flint City Hall. The Flint Water Plant is no longer accepting water samples. Residents who are homebound or have access or functional needs can call the United Way’s 2-1-1 number to have water test kits delivered or picked up.
Make a monetary donation:
Safe Water Safe Homes Fund
To help Flint residents with the cost of repairing/replacing damaged infrastructure as a result of the 2014-2016 Flint Water Crisis. This program will align with the homeowner selection process in Phase One of Mayor Karen Weaver’s Fast Start Initiative to replace all lead-tainted service lines in Flint. The goal of Phase One is to serve families identified in high-risk households such as those with children ages 0 – 6 years of age, children with elevated blood lead levels, pregnant women, senior citizens, residential day care facilities, people with compromised immune systems and households where water tests indicate a high level of lead at the tap.
Flint WaterWorks Fund
To ensure delivery of clean and safe water, healthy lead mitigating food, support the installation of safe water infrastructure, or other safe water and health interventions for households in Flint experiencing barriers to access. The Flint WaterWorks Fund will also help provide training and jobs to Flint’s youth to carry out this household delivery program or to implement other solutions related to the Flint Water Crisis as may be determined by Mayor Weaver’s Flint WaterWorks Action Team. It will also help provide local youth with opportunity and experience as well as resources that can be transformative in building youth leadership and career pathways; and after to ensure implementation of the Flint WaterWorks Program.
Flint Childrens’ Health and Development Fund
To help children in Flint, Michigan exposed to lead as a result of the Flint water crisis by providing public health, medical, and community-based services and interventions that address and mitigate the short and long-term impacts of lead exposure.
All Pallets and Cases of Water over 100:
Food Bank of Eastern Michigan
Address: 2300 Lapeer Rd, Flint, MI 48503
Call: (810) 239-4441 ask for Tina Martinez, Director of Operations to schedule a delivery
Loose water cases (non-pallet and under 100 cases)
Weekdays: Catholic Charities
Address: 901 Chippewa St, Flint, MI 48503
Call: (810) 232-9950 to make arrangements for delivery
Volunteer your time:
Report directly to the Red Cross anytime between 9:00am-7:00pm.
Please be prepared to volunteer in cold or rainy conditions (Not all positions are outside, but all volunteers should be prepared. Even if they are in a warehouse sorting water/filters, it may still be cold).
** THANK YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS & GENEROUSITY **
Flint residents with questions or in need of water, filters or other supplies: Call 211
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