Pistons owner Gores backs telethon for Flint with up to $1M - WNEM TV 5

Pistons owner Gores backs telethon for Flint with up to $1M

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This 2015 image shows a sample of Flint's water. (Source:WNEM) This 2015 image shows a sample of Flint's water. (Source:WNEM)
FLINT, Mich. (AP) -

Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores says he'll match donations up to a total of $1 million generated by a telethon to help Flint children and families amid the city's crisis with lead-tainted water.

Detroit's WDIV-TV on Tuesday hosts "Flint Water Crisis: 4 Our Families ((hash)FlintKids)" to benefit the Community Foundation of Greater Flint and its Flint Child Health and Development Fund. Localized versions of the telethon will air on several other stations.

Gores, a Flint native, earlier pledged to raise $10 million to help the city.

If consumed, lead can cause developmental delays and learning disabilities. There are a number of efforts taking place to boost Flint education, health and support programs.

Art Van Furniture is part of the telethon effort and has pledged up to $100,000.

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