(WJBK) - "I think all of us take water for granted. It's kind of a magical thing; turn on your tap and it comes out," says Gail McGovern, President of the American Red Cross. She sat down with FOX 2 for an exclusive interview. The Red Cross has boots on the ground now in Flint and won't leave until the crisis is over.
How could an entire city be forced to drink toxic water with lead in it?
"I can't recall seeing anything like this," McGovern says.
So many have helped Flint in the only way we know how -- by buying bottled water and helping fill up trucks. The trucks stop at one of five fire stations in Flint where the water is distributed. But what about those who aren't able to pick up the water? Volunteers are needed to help distribute bottles to .
"We always love having volunteers because this is a long-going operation and ppl get tired, so anyone that wants to volnuteer they ought to get on redcross.org and see ways to contact the Michigan chapter and they can volutneer their time which is a very precious gift,"
The Red Cross was on the ground in Flint before it was even declared a disaster. From the first call of brown water with no news cameras around, the Red Cross was there.
For more information on volunteering in Flint, visit www.redcross.org.