General Motors had previously made a donation towards Flint, MI water purification efforts, and along with the UAW has now agreed to donate $3 million to the United Way of Genesee County in order to assist children affected by the Flint water crisis. The donation comes as part of a five-year commitment plan.
“This crisis has impacted every Flint resident, most specifically children under the age of 6 who face a long road to recovery,” said United Way of Genesee County CEO Jamie Gaskin. “We’re outlining a framework that will support these children with things like at-home care, nutritional assistance and early childhood and supplemental education so they can continue to learn and grow.”
In any case, the money is going to a good cause and will assist in financial support for; pre-school and early literature programs, school nursing, before-and-after school programs, nutritional needs, and overall health support for the children.
For more on this announcement, see the full Detroit News article here.