Meijer donates $500,000 cash to Flint relief efforts

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WLNS) – The recovery effort in Flint is getting a $500,000 boost from West Michigan-based retailer Meijer.

The donation is earmarked to help meet the needs of the city’s residents as they struggle with the contaminated water crisis.

Three non-profits will receive donations from Meijer, including:

  • $250,000 to the Flint Child Health and Development Fund, a partnership between the United Way of Genesee County, Community Foundation of Greater Flint, Hurley Children’s Hospital and the Great Flint Health Coalition;
  • $125,000 to the United Way of Genesee County’s Flint Water Fund, for the purchase of filters, bottled water, emergency support services and prevention efforts;
  • $125,000 to the American Red Cross, which is coordinating relief efforts in Flint and is operating the Volunteer Reception Center

Meijer has already donated several truckloads of water that is being distributed through the state’s Emergency Management Operations Center.

The giant retailer has pledged to continue to supply water as needed.

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