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Truckload of Fresh Water Sent from Delmarva to Flint, Mich.

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Some of the 1,500 cases of bottled water being shipped to Flint, Mich. (Photo: WBOC) Some of the 1,500 cases of bottled water being shipped to Flint, Mich. (Photo: WBOC)

SALISBURY, Md.– A tractor-trailer filled with cases of fresh water began its journey from Salisbury, Md. to Flint, Mich. on Wednesday evening. Roughly 1,500 cases of bottled water were loaded into a truck provided by Perdue Farms.

Mandel Copeland, organizer of 50Ksouls, which led the efforts alongside another group, #Water4Flint, called Wednesday’s shipment an incredible culmination of a Delmarvawide effort.

“Today feels like Christmas Eve to me because we were able to help somebody else,” said Copeland.

Wednesday’s shipment is one of two truckloads that will be sent to Flint, where the community has been dealing with a water crisis due to lead pipes.

The fresh water had been stored inside the Calloway Street Gym in Salisbury. Jermichael Mitchell, V.P. of Extraordinary League of Gentleman and organizer of #Water4Flint, says its about more than bringing water to those in need.

"Just showing love for one area to another area and saying that we don't agree with what happened and that we feel that that problem needs to be fixed in our country,” said Mitchell.

Both men say their effort was just a small part of what Delmarva communities stepped up to do. Donations came from all across the peninsula.  A second shipment is being planned and could happen in the next several weeks. 

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