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Craigslist founder to match Flint water donations

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) -

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark has pledged to donate 100 cases of water for every $20 donated to fundraisers on a charitable crowdfunding site for Flint, the city with lead-tainted drinking water.

CrowdRise announced Newmark's plans on Monday. Craigconnects, Newmark's online philanthropic initiative, will make donations until Newmark hits the match goal of $50,000.

Newmark, who lived in Michigan for 10 years, says "we need to get folks from the across the U.S. to support the people of Flint right now."

CrowdRise fundraising campaigns for Flint have raised more than $400,000. The site has worked on Flint efforts with musicians Pearl Jam, Jack White and Big Sean.

High lead levels have been detected in Flint's water since it switched from Detroit's system and began drawing from the Flint River.

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