Nonprofits and Retail

Retailer gives $500K to Flint

February 19, 2016
| By Pat Evans |
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A local retailer is sending water and $500,000 to Flint.

Meijer said last week that it will help support Flint with the donation split among three nonprofits organizing relief for residents during the water crisis.

The money is in addition to several truckloads of bottled water donated by the retailer.

“We care about those who live in the communities we serve,” said Hank Meijer, co-chairman, Meijer. “We stand behind these organizations that are working tirelessly to help the residents of Flint during their time of need.”

The Flint Child Health and Development Fund received $250,000. The fund is a partnership between the United Way of Genesee County, Community Foundation of Greater Flint, Hurley Children’s Hospital and Great Flint Health Coalition.

The United Way of Genesee County’s Flint Water Fund received $125,000 to help buy filters, bottled water and other emergency services and supplies.

The final $125,000 went to the American Red Cross, which is operating a Volunteer Reception Center to help distribute water, water filters, cartridges and testing kits.

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