$105,000 raised to purchase water filters for Flint residents

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FLINT (WJRT) - (10/01/15) - The United Way of Genesee County and the City of Flint raised $105,000 to purchase water filters for Flint residents.

The United Way gave $25,000 from its general fund on Tuesday. It was quickly met with a $50,000 donation by the "General Motors Foundation" and a $10,000 from the "Making Our Children Smile Foundation".

Wednesday, $20,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds were secured by the City of Flint.

The Community Foundation of Greater Flint is also working to get filters for the initiative.

The United Way will work with the Genesee County Health Department to purchase the filters, which cost about $20 each.

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