3 Flint churches pause bottled water distributions this week
(12/10/2018) - Scheduled bottled water distributions at three Flint churches are on hold this week.
Christ Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church and Vernon Chapel were two of five churches that received bottled water donations from a caravan in November organized by Judge Greg Mathis.
Mayor Karen Weaver's office issued a statement saying their distributions will not take place this week. It was unclear if the distributions at those churches would resume later.
West Court Street Church of God also canceled its distribution planned for Dec. 15 and has no more scheduled due to a lack of funding.
Remaining scheduled distributions of bottled water include:
-- First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church at 1226 Beach St., 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
-- Fairhaven Seventh Day Adventist Church at 1379 Louis Ave., 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
-- Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church and Salem Lutheran Church, call 810-235-0863 for delivery to homebound residents. No distribution at the churches.
Weekly water distributions are continuing at the three Flint Help Centers thanks to donations from Nestle, the United Way and other donors. The centers also provide faucet filters and foods that mitigate the effects of lead.
They are open:
-- Bethel United Methodist Church at 1309 Ballenger Highway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays.
-- Asbury United Methodist Church at 1653 Davison Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays.
-- Greater Holy Temple at 6702 N. Dort Highway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays.