Flint, Michigan — The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation is awarding a $100,000 grant to the United Way of Genesee County to provide free water filters to Flint residents who are concerned about lead in their drinking water.
Ridgway H. White, President of the Foundation, announced the grant Friday afternoon.
“We understand the concerns of Flint residents, and we are encouraged that local and state officials are working together to find a permanent solution to elevated lead levels in the water,” White said. “In the meantime, we have been asked to support a stopgap measure by providing free water filters, and we are happy to assist in that effort.”
Along with other donations, the Foundation grant will help United Way reach its goal of providing free water filters to Flint’s most vulnerable residents.