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Local Painting Company Tries to Make a Difference in Flint, Michigan
Avon, Ind. – January 26, 2016 – In the wake of a devastating water crisis in Flint, Mich., thousands of residents have experienced a range of adverse health effects.
A statement published in The Flint Journal from Gov. Rick Snyder and a pair of Health and Human Services Department officials has highlighted a possible connection between the water crisis and the presence of Legionella bacteria in the Flint area.
That presence of bacteria has potentially caused the death of 10 people and affected another 77.
In response to this water crisis, and the greater attention being paid to water quality in places like Sebring, Ohio and as close to home as Bloomington, Ind., Elite Pro Painting in Avon, Ind. will be collecting donations of clean water to help support Flint residents. Whether by bottle, gallon, or jug, Elite Pro Painting hopes to curb the impact felt in our neighboring state.
“I cannot imagine being put into the situation that Flint, Mich. parents are currently in,” said Andy Danforth, owner of Elite Pro Painting. “I would be scared, sad, and angry. As a parent, I would want help.”
Lead contamination can cause a large number of serious health defects for all, but is especially detrimental to the developing minds of children. Elite Pro Painting hopes to drive any amount of donated water it receives up to Flint later this week. Their goal is to reach 12,000 bottles donated but would love to see any amount given to the cause — even if it means multiple trips.
Elite Pro Painting will be matching donations up to the first $1,000.00 and is asking all who want to join in and help to donate through their Crowdrise page athttps://www.crowdrise.com/flintmichiganwatermatchbyelitepropainting/fundraiser/
On January 28th Elite Pro Painting delivered over 28,800 bottles of water to the residents of Flint Michigan. “It was eye-opening. The people there really need help. They are scared and confused as to what the future will hold.” Said Joel Sackett of Elite Pro Painting.
“We are going back to Flint on February 18th to do another round of deliveries. Our goal this time is thirty-thousand bottles.” Said Andy Danforth. “The community help through donations has been awesome. We are hoping for more help.”
Elite Pro Painting, Inc.
383 Williams Ct.
Avon, Ind. 46123