Americans are aware of the water crisis occurring in Flint, Michigan, where over a hundred thousand people have been poisoned with lead. Governor Rick Snyder and his administration tried to save money by selling polluted river water to the residents of Flint instead of using Detroit’s water sources. Now the issue has been declared a state emergency, which has caused Americans all over the country to send clean water to the people of Flint as a symbol of compassion.
An article posted by Occupy Democrats, shared the news that a Muslim community of the neighboring city of Dearborn has collected over 30,000 bottles of water for the Red Cross through an organization called “Who is Hussain?” Organizer Dr. Aziza Asakari said that “we saw what needed to be done and we decided to do it. We reached out to schools, neighbors, friends, mosques, anyone and everyone to help us by donating a case of water, or money towards a case.”