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Flint River in Downtown Flint. Linda Parton/
Flint River in Downtown Flint. Linda Parton/

Living in the Northwest, it’s easy to take clean, potable water for granted. And although sharing our water supply isn’t an option, there is an easy, tangible way to help Flint, Mich., during its serious water crisis.

Salem Lutheran Church posted an Amazon Wish List, with the specific water filters and replacement cartridges Flint residents need. The church is also taking monetary donations to help support the community, with details listed on the Amazon.

Flint’s water problems began in 2014, when the city started drawing water from the Flint River, instead of Lake Huron. The river’s polluted water supply caused lead to leach from corroded pipes into the water supply. The contaminated water has been associated with a variety of medical problems within the community.

City officials have declined to comment on when the water will be safe again, which means access to filters is crucial for residents.

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