Residents of Flint, Michigan have been without safe water for over three years, and on April 17, 2017 the city began shutting off water service to residents with past due bills. In some cases, residents are not even receiving the legally-required written notice of these shutoffs, which might allow them to arrange for partial payment or to seek assistance.
The Hispanic Latino community is particularly hard-hit by these shutoffs because of their low income, the language barrier and, often, their immigration status. Dozens of Hispanic Latino families in Flint have already had their water shut off, and over 400 families anticipate losing their water service if their bills remain unpaid.
At Freshwater Future, we believe water is a fundamental human right, and we've partnered with the Genesee County Hispanic Latino Collaborative to get water service restored to the 400+ Flint families facing shutoffs.
Every dollar you donate will go directly toward the payment of an outstanding water bill for one of these hardworking Flint families.