A national organization partnered with a celebrity to bring relief to Flint.
On Saturday, Sept. 7, the city’s second Water Box was unveiled by Jaden Smith’s 501CTHREE non-profit group and Kindhumans.
The Water Box is a mobile filtration system that reduces heavy metals, like lead, and eliminates harmful bacteria from water.
The system can produce 10 gallons a minute in the hopes of decreasing the amount of plastics bottles.
“Let’s come up with a way to filter the water that’s here so that the organization aren’t constantly dependent on outside donations and fundraising and logistics of moving the water and the communities burdened with disposing of the plastic waste,” said Jaron Rothkop, with 501CTHREE.
The water box is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village in Flint