MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesotans are working together to provide clean water to the community of Flint, Mich.
Daniel Williams, Brittany Williams and Jared Schroeder are the founders of RiseUP Minnesota, a non-profit that helps people around the world during times of crisis. After hearing about the lead-poisoned water in Flint, they felt compelled to help.
They started asking for donations and were able to gather 120 cases of water in just 25 days. The group loaded the water in a truck and headed to Flint. They say the experience was life changing.
“To come home and take a shower and rest without having worry. It’s heartbreaking that people 10 hours from us can’t do these simple things that we take for granted,” Daniel Williams with RiseUp Minnesota said.
RiseUP Minnesota’s second mission is to raise $10,000 to bring water dispensing systems to Flint. They say this will be less wasteful than the bottles.
The group RiseUp Minnesota is working to bring a U-Haul truck full of water to the Boys and Girls Club in Flint, Michigan.
Those interested in helping families affected by the community’s water crisis can donate to the group here.
To learn more about RiseUp Minnesota, click here.