Little Miss Flint raised funds for pop-up water distribution eve - WNEM TV 5

Little Miss Flint raised funds for pop-up water distribution event

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

Flint residents can grab some bottled water thanks to the help Little Miss Flint and a group of union volunteers.

Mari Copeny, Little Miss Flint, raised more than $27,000 online after the state closed its bottled water distribution centers earlier this month.

Now those funds are being used to distribute bottled water to residents in Flint.

Little Miss Flint is getting some help from local labor unions to assist with the pop-up distribution center.

Volunteers started to unload 30 pallets of water bottles at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, April 28.

“So today we picked up about 30 pallets of water from Walmart and we’re distributing 70,000 bottles today,” said Galen Miller, the executive director of Pack your Back. “Ever since the state discontinued the water PODs, we just really feel that the residents here need that support until all the lines are fixed.”

The center will be open from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. or until all of the supplies are gone.

It’s located at the University of Michigan’s parking lot on the corner of Saginaw Street and 5th Avenue in Flint.

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