Distribution of water at West Court Street Church of God.
By Megan DeBruyn
It has been four years, one month, one week, and one day since Flint, Michigan has had access to clean drinking water.
The crisis began back in 2014, when Genesee County implemented a new pipeline designed to deliver water from Lake Huron to the residents of Flint. Shortly thereafter, the city announced that fecal coliform bacterium had been detected in the water supply and issued a water boiling advisory to neighborhoods on the west side of town. The situation continued to escalate into early 2015, when it was announced that the water could be causing serious health issues and an increased risk of cancer. Continue reading
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Tagged aid, community, current events, distribution, Flint, government, MI, Michigan, Rob Butler, service, water bottles, water crisis, West Court Street Church of God
By Carl Stagner
Will it ever end? That’s the question lingering in the minds of the people of Flint, Michigan. Home to some 100,000 residents, the city has undergone its fair share of setbacks through the years including, but not limited to, the downsizing of General Motors. Though recently gaining more attention from the media, Flint now seems locked in a drinking water contamination crisis that hasn’t let up since April 2014. Corrosive water has loosened lead in supply lines to homes, businesses, and churches, making tap water unsafe to drink. Muddied by a divisive political environment, little progress seems to have been made to resolve the issue. Local Church of God pastors are now shedding some light on the problem, offering insights underemphasized by the media, prayers we can pray, and things we can do to help. Continue reading
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Tagged Bill Jones, current events, Flint, Herbert Banks, Michigan, New Creation Church of God, Niki Christiansen, Paul Christiansen, water contamination, water crisis, West Court Street Church of God