Paducah community collects bottled water for families in Flint

The situation in Flint, Michigan, has many rallying in support of the community.

At the end of January, Washington Street Baptist Church in Paducah started collecting bottles of water to donate to families in Flint. Word got around, and soon people from all over the community were stopping by the church to drop off cases of water.

It’s only been one week, and they’ve already collected more than 300 bottles of water.

"We’re just excited, because it reinforces who Paducah is and it reinforces, particularly, those who are believers —that this is what believers do," says Pastor Raynarldo Henderson. "It’s about us coming together to meet the greater need."

At the end of the month, Henderson hopes to donate more than 200 cases or 5,000 bottles of water to the Flint community.

All month long, you can drop off your donation at the church between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Washington Street Baptist Church is at 721 Washington St. in downtown Paducah.

For questions call 270-442-8033.

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