Avon restaurant sends water to thirsty Flint

Posted at 5:45 PM, Jan 21, 2016

A local business harnessed its Facebook fans to send water and supplies to people in Flint, Mich.

Bubba's Q in Avon collected cases of bottled water to send to the city, where Bubba Baker has family. He also played with the Detroit Lions.

Getting a care package together for @rickonia the Founder of Random Acts of Kindness Everywhere #RAKE is taking a road...

Posted by Bubba's Q on Thursday, January 21, 2016

Flint's water became contaminated with lead when the city switched its water source in 2014 as a cost-cutting measure while under the city was under state financial management. The Flint River water was not properly treated to keep lead from pipes from leaching into the supply. Elevated blood-lead levels were found in two city zip codes.