Free bottled water giveaways scheduled after Judge Greg Mathis caravan

Published: Nov. 15, 2018 at 5:46 PM EST
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(11/15/2018) - More free bottled water is available to Flint residents.

The Flint Police Department Police Athletic League and Flint Community Schools received 76,800 bottles of water thanks to three private donors. More companies helped deliver the water this week.

The water will be given away during community events.

The donation comes two weeks after Judge Greg Mathis organized a water caravan to bring free bottled water to Flint on Nov. 1.

Four Flint churches are planning several bottled water giveaways to distribute water provided by the former Detroit district court judge who now stars in a daytime TV courtroom show.

Four of the churches who distributed some of that water still have ample supplies, so more giveaways are scheduled. The schedule is:

-- 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.

-- Christ Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church at 317 E. Hamilton Ave., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

-- 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.