Newport News Sheriff’s Office and church collect water for Flint

The Newport News Sheriff's Office is supporting a collection drive hosted by New Beech Grove Baptist Church.

Water Collection Drive For Flint. Photo from Newport News Sheriff's Office

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — More help is on the way from Hampton Roads for the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

The Newport News Sheriff’s Office is supporting a collection drive hosted by New Beech Grove Baptist Church. The parish is accepting donations on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the church at 326 Tabbs Lane.

Pastor Willard Maxwell said he was moved by the desperate situation facing Flint residents and started the community outreach.

In addition to the Sheriff’s Office, The Tidewater-Peninsula Baptist Association, the City of Newport News, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and Hampton University are also helping with the effort.

Employees are collecting cases of bottled water and inviting the public to drop cases off at the Sheriff’s Office through Friday, Feb. 5 from 8 a.m.to 4 p.m. You can also donate at the church between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday.

The water will be given to Catholic Charities in Flint for distribution.

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