- Associated Press - Saturday, January 30, 2016

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - New York residents are rallying to help residents of Flint, Michigan, where the water is contaminated with lead.

True Bethel Baptist Church in Buffalo collected and sent a truckload of bottled water to Flint on Friday. Pastor Darius Pridgen says two other truckloads will follow.

Utica radio host Bill Keeler and the Utica Boilermaker, meanwhile, also are conducting a bottled water drive.

Improperly treated water leached lead from pipes into drinking water after Flint switched from Detroit’s water system to the Flint River in 2014 to save money. Some children’s blood has tested positive for lead, which has been linked to learning disabilities, lower IQ and behavioral problems.


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