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United Way, city partner raise more than $100,000 for water filters

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More than $100,000 was raised by the United Way from public and private sources to help residents in need.

The United Way of Genesee County and the city of Flint have raised $105,000 to purchase water filters for residents in Flint.

The United Way will work with the Genesee County Health Department to purchase the filters, which cost about $20 each. The filters are NSF certified to include the removal of lead.

“This is a great example of community members, leader and partners banding together to ensure people have access to clean drinking water,” said Flint Mayor Dayne Walling.

The United Way committed $25,000 from its general fund, followed by a $50,000 donation by the General Motors Foundation and an additional $10,000 from the Making Our Children Smile Foundation.

The city of Flint secured $20,000 from the Community Development Block Grant fund. The Community Foundation of Greater Flint is also working to secure filters for the initiative.

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