Water donated by Cher arrives in Flint - WNEM TV 5

Water donated by Cher arrives in Flint

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

The first shipment of 181,440 bottles of water that Cher is donating to Flint has arrived.

Cher teamed up with Icelandic Glacial to provide the water to residents in the wake of the lead crisis. Icelandic Glacial has also committed to doubling Cher’s purchase.

The first batch of water reached The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan today, and is being sent to community centers, food banks and fire houses focusing on the low income residents of the city.

Once the water is gone, the bottles will be returned to the food banks and recycled. Money raised from that will go right back to the food banks.

Cher has been outspoken about the water crisis through social media.

“This a tragedy of staggering proportion and shocking that it’s happening in the middle of our country. I am so grateful that Icelandic Glacial has come on-board to help the city of Flint.  I cannot wait for the water to get there to help these people who have been poisoned because the water they’ve been getting out of their taps has been polluted for so long and remains that way without the state or the federal government stepping in with any substantial plan to resolve this problem,” commented Cher.    

See more of Cher's social media comments on the situation here.

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