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Resident Crystal Copeland Collecting Water Donations for Flint, MI Crisis

Mayor Sarno thanks Springfield resident Crystal Copeland for her generosity in helping those affected by the ongoing water crisis in Flint, MI, and also made a check donation to assist her efforts. Part of Crystal's family resides in Flint, and after learning about the severity of the situation, began collecting bottled water for a donation. She has since partnered with the Dunbar Y Family & Community Center and nearly has enough to pack a U-Haul, which she will personally drive to Flint on March 8. The water will be distributed through the New Jerusalem Full Baptist Church, where her uncle is a deacon.

Donations can be made at the Dunbar Y Family & Community Center on Oak Street Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturdays, noon to 5:00 p.m. until March 6. Checks can be made out to "United for Flint" and brought to any Berkshire Bank location.

Page last updated:  Tuesday, March 1, 2022 01:32 pm