ICNA Relief's MFS Distributes Clean Water to 150 Flint Families
On January 23rd, ICNA Relief's Muslim Family Services division along with 12 volunteers from Detroit reached the The Muslim House mosque in downtown Flint, MI with a truck carrying 6,000 bottles of water. There they stood outside the mosque loading cases of water bottles into residents' cars. After less than an hour, all the bottles of water were given away benefitting 150 families. Yet, there were still more cars on line waiting for their chance to pick up some clean water, too.
MFS is planning to distribute more clean water to residents of Flint in the near future. Jazakallah Khair to Imam Abdul Malik of The Muslim House for making this a successful distribution.
ICNA Relief Is Helping Bring Clean Drinking Water to Flint, MI Residents
The City of Flint in Michigan has declared a state of emergency after its drinking water has been contaminated by lead since April 2014. The problem occurred when the state decided that in order to save money the city should draw water from the Flint River, instead of the water source it previously relied on. However, it damaged the pipes leaving residents with foul-smelling, brown-colored water filled with lead, a metal particularly dangerous to the normal growth and development of Flint's 8,000+ children.
ICNA Relief's Muslim Family Services division, which is headquarted in Detroit, is collecting water to be distributed in Flint. On Saturday January 23rd, MFS will send a truck filled with bottled water to a downtown Flint mosque called The Muslim House which will serve as ICNA Relief's point of distribution, where residents can drop by to pick up much-needed bottles of clean drinking water.