Muslim Group Donating 30,000 Bottles of Water to Lead-Poisoned Flint*
By Everett Numbers
The Michigan chapter of international Muslim organization Who is Hussain? pledged to donate 30,000 bottles of water to Flint, Michigan, where the local, state, and federal governments have all declared a state of emergency over lead contamination in the water supply.
“We saw what needed to be done and we decided to do it. We reached out to schools, neighbours, friends, mosques, anyone and everyone to help us by donating a case of water, or money towards a case,” Dr. Aziza Askari, the head of the non-profit’s chapter told the Washington Times.
Two years ago, Flint officials switched the city’s water source in an attempt to save money, but neglected to take proper precautions. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has received the brunt of the blame, allegedly ignoring citizen complaints of lead in…
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