Flint Water Crisis: For Our Families telethon

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) – WOTV4Women is part of another effort to help those affected by the water crisis in Flint.

The Flint Water Crisis: For Our Families telethon will air throughout the day on WOTV4 on Tuesday, March 15.

From 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., viewers are encouraged to make donations to the Foundation of Greater Flint by calling 844-FLINT-KIDS (844.351.6854) )or by visiting the organization’s website. The money will go to the foundation’s Flint Child Health & Development Fund.

The telethon is aimed at supporting the Flint families who will experience long-term effects from lead found in their drinking water. An estimated 6,000 to 12,000 Flint children have been exposed to lead-laced drinking water, according to Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha of Hurley Medical Center.

The March 15 fundraising effort will extend beyond West Michigan.

“We are honored that five television stations have come together to help us ensure that the children and families affected by the Flint water crisis get the best possible care now and in the future,” said Kathi Horton, President, Community Foundation of Greater Flint in a statement Wednesday.

The Flint Child Health & Development Fund was created in January to cover services not provided by state and federal government, including child health and development programs and access to healthy food.

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Online:

Flint Child Health & Development Fund donation page

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