THE FLINT, MICHIGAN
HOW YOU CAN HELP
We will do the rest.
At Good360, our goal is to get the right products to the right people at the right time. Right now, the Flint community needs these products. With your cash donation, we will be able to procure these products from our Fortune 500 corporate donors, and then deliver the goods to the nonprofits and schools that so desperately need them.
Remember, every $1 delivers an average of $30 worth of critical goods to communities when you give through Good360.
How Your Donations Make a Difference
Your donations go towards getting the right products to the Flint community when those products are most needed. Click below to see how Good360 makes this happen with your help.
How We Are Helping
In 2015, a stubborn pediatrician in Flint, Michigan stood up and spoke out when it mattered most for the children of the Flint community, holding a press conference to announce to the world the findings of her team’s independent study on the impacts of possible lead contamination of the Flint River. These findings revealed that the blood-lead levels had doubled and even tripled in children since the city switched its water supply in 2014, with possibly up to 12,000 children having been exposed to the contaminated water.
Good360 is taking that same action-focused approach to the response and long-term recovery effort in order to get the right products to the right people at the right time, servicing the imminent water and future health needs of the city of Flint, a city where 40% of the families live below the poverty level.
Good360 is galvanizing corporate, foundation, and individual donors, and is collaborating with nonprofit partners on the ground to provide EPA-approved supplies and critically-needed goods to the Flint community through the end of the calendar year and beyond.
To support the ongoing response efforts to supply Flint with clean drinking and bathing water, donate to Good360’s Flint Product Donation Registry to help cover the handling cost of these much needed goods to the verified nonprofit partners on the ground. Corporate donors can also join and donate products that are immediately needed as recovery continues.
The crisis in Flint did not have to happen, but you can help ensure a bright future for the children of Flint.
Good360 is supporting various local charities in the Flint Michigan area.
Mission of Hope
Hurley Children’s Hospital
Dedicated Believers Ministries
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Frequently Asked Questions
A 501(c)(3) nonpartisan nonprofit that works with corporations, charities and individuals to make the business of giving simpler, more efficient and more effective.
The disaster recovery arm of Good360 that connects on-the-ground nonprofits with corporate donors to ensure that the right goods get to the right people at the right time during all stages of a disaster.
In April 2014, it was decided to temporarily switch Flint’s water source from the Detroit water system to the Flint River. Because the river water was not properly treated, lead from the city’s water pipes and lines leached into the drinking water. Flint has since returned to the Detroit system, but the water is not yet safe to drink and concerns remain regarding the risk of lead exposure to the city’s children.
If you are a 501(c)3 working on-the-ground in Flint, please go to DisasterRecovery360.org and register for the Flint Water Crisis. From there you can create a Needs List for all the items you need while serving the community. We will then take those needs to our corporate partners in order to fulfill them as quickly as possible.
One of the biggest challenges in any disaster recovery effort is ensuring that the right products get to the right people at the right time – this is where Good360 excels. The best way to support the relief efforts is to participate through the Good360 platform so that we can ensure that your gift is channeled to its most efficient and impactful use in the Flint community.
Local nonprofits are working hard to provide necessary items to the Flint community. They need your help in securing these items. You can either donate on this page or go to DisasterRecovery360.org, select the Flint, MI Water Crisis pin or image and scroll down to view the registry of our partnering nonprofits.
Our registered nonprofits need your help. Please go to DisasterRecovery360.org, select the Flint, MI Water Crisis pin or image and then register your corporation by selecting the button “Are you a company looking to donate product?” on the left side of your screen.
Good360 will be receiving real-time product needs from our nonprofits on the ground. We are also working with local foundations and community groups to develop long-term recovery plans so that when the media leaves, the community continues to be served fully.
Good360 is committed to the community of Flint until their need for tangible goods has been eliminated.
As needs are met by your contribution, our nonprofits will be creating impact stories to show how your donation impacted their community. By donating and providing your email address, we will be sure to provide you with those stories as they come in.
Flint no longer has access to something that we all take for granted – clean water. Residents cannot rely on the safety of their community water system. Like any community in our nation, the people of Flint have a right to safe water for their daily needs.
While bottled water is critical and provides immediate relief in this time of crisis, water filters are equally important in order to meet the greater water needs within a home. Filters provide a more sustainable approach to managing this ongoing crisis because they allow people to continually produce clean water for many household needs.
Individuals who consume the daily recommended dose of vitamin C, calcium and iron tend to have lower blood lead levels than individuals that do not. These nutrients reduce lead absorption in the blood which, in turn, helps protect against the dangerous symptoms and long-term effects of lead poisoning.
Families with infants are currently using bottled water to mix their babies’ formula. Many nonprofits have requested liquid baby formula so these families can use the bottled water for other needs within their home like drinking, washing and cooking food, and brushing their teeth.
Many Flint residents were well aware of the water issue long before it caught national attention. The costs they incurred buying bottled water for their everyday lives placed an additional financial hardship on many families. Providing these families with essential items like diapers helps alleviate that hardship.
At Good360, our goal is to get the right products to the right people at the right time. Right now, the Flint community needs these products. With your cash donation, we will be able to procure these products from our corporate donors, and then deliver the goods to the nonprofits and schools that so desperately need them. Remember, every $1 delivers an average of $30 worth of critical goods to communities when you give through Good360.
All cash donations made through DisasterRecovery360 are tax-deductible, to the extent permitted by law. You will receive a receipt via email after your donation has been processed.
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