- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville is launching a community-wide effort to raise money for children in Flint, Michigan, who have been impacted by that city’s drinking water crisis.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says the effort will serve the long-term needs of children impacted by the high levels of lead in drinking water.

During the month of February, the city, Louisville Water Foundation and other agencies are asking for the community’s help in filling a semi-truck with shoes. The shoes can be used and of any size, style or condition. The group WaterStep will collect the shoes and dedicate the proceeds from shoe collections to the Flint effort.

Mark Hogg, Founder and CEO of WaterStep, says he’s hopeful the effort will raise $30,000 for the children in Flint.

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