TAYLOR, Mich. (WJBK) - It's Taylor's turn to help Flint, hammering away to help a problem happening almost 60 miles away.
It's a big day in the ongoing Flint water crisis. Mayor Karen Weaver is flying to Washington to ask for a disaster declaration from the federal government, which would free up tens of millions of dollars which would fix the pipes which have eben feeding lead to the people of her city.
Right now, FEMA is helping with $5 million to buy water and filters for people. That cash will likely dry up by April, which makes the water bottle donations that much more critical.
"I brush my teeth; wash my face; shave; you take that kind of thing for granted and you think about those poor people in Flint and what are they doing? They can't take a bath; they can't drink water; they can't cook without a fear of lead being in the water," says Gordon Daisy from Home Depot. The semi truck will be in front of the Home Depot on Telegraph and Goddard until Friday from 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. for water bottle case donations.
The water drive Tuesday morning started the same time as a class action lawsuit was filed against Gov. Snyder; Darnell Earley and Jerry Ambrose, former emergency managers of Flint; the Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality (MDEQ); the Mich. Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS); Genesee County; and other government officials. You can read more on that here.