Area churches collecting water for Flint relief
2/26/2016, 7:36 a.m.
The Baptist General Convention of Virginia’s Social Concerns Commission and Health Ministry has organized a “Fresh Water for Flint” drive to aid residents of the Michigan city in the ongoing water contamination crisis.
Donations of bottled water are being accepted on weekdays at three Richmond churches through Tuesday, March 1.
Those churches are Fourth Baptist Church, 2800 P St. in the East End; First African Baptist Church, 2700 Hanes Ave. in North Side; and Fifth Baptist Church, 1415 W. Cary St. in the West End.
Donations are being accepted at First African and Fourth Baptist churches from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and at Fifth Baptist from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
The donations are to be shipped for distribution via Flint-based Hand of God Ministries.
“As compassionate citizens, we have a great opportunity to assist families in need of help by coming together in this effort,” said Fourth Baptist Pastor Emory Berry Jr., co-chair of the Baptist General Convention of Virginia’s Social Concerns Commission.
“We realize that none of us are immune to misfortune and it is our responsibility to help where we can,” Dr. Berry added.
For more information on the water drive: call Dr. J. Elisha Burke at (804) 228-2421 or Dr. Berry at (804) 644-1013.