Bridgeport group donates water to Flint

As the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, grows, one Bridgeport group is preparing to make another trip to deliver clean water to the city. The

Ricardo Murillo and Amir Khan collected 70 cases of bottled water for Flint, Michigan.

Ricardo Murillo and Amir Khan collected 70 cases of bottled water for Flint, Michigan. (1/29/16)

BRIDGEPORT - As the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, grows, one Bridgeport group is preparing to make another trip to deliver clean water to the city.

The group sent a truckload of bottled water on a 15-hour drive, each way, from southwestern Connecticut to Flint.

It left last Friday night and drove through the snowstorm to get there. Flint is facing a water crisis after extraordinarily dangerous levels of lead appeared in the city's water supply. Hundreds of people have now gotten sick. 

Ricardo Murillo and Amir Khan collected 70 cases of bottled water in just over a day. The donations came from across the region.

At the Barber Club in Bridgeport, customers are bringing donations of water when they come in for haircuts.

The group says it is seeking more donations and planning another trip to Flint in a few weeks. Organizers say they want to bring multiple truckloads of water on the next trip.

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Flint Water Donations and Fundraiser

These locations are accepting donations through Feb. 23:

The Barber Club
500 Park Avenue, Bridgeport

Pro’s Barber Shop
2478 East Main Street, Bridgeport

Mi Pueblito Restaurant
3837 Main Street, Bridgeport

Power House/Boost Mobile
1749 East Main Street, Bridgeport

Sundaze Tanning
242 East Avenue, Norwalk

Christ Episcopal Church
2 Emerson Street, Norwalk (note: email dburr@christchurcheastnorwalk.org before you drop by)

Mister Sports 
235 Main Avenue, Norwalk

Gulf Gas Station 
219 East Avenue, Norwalk

Tabaq Masala Restaurant 
1843 North Broad Street, Meriden

Spooners Pizza
1400 Whalley Avenue, New Haven

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