Roxbury YMCA holds water drive for residents of Flint

Roxbury residents are lending a helping hand to people suffering from the water crisis in Michigan.

A local nonprofit held a water drive yesterday to help people exposed to lead-poisoned water in Flint.

The organization 100 Ways of Giving collected cases of water at the Roxbury YMCA. 

Volunteers will drive all the way to Michigan to deliver the clean water.

Water samples from more than two dozen homes in Flint revealed lead levels as high as 4,000 parts per billion.

Officials said water filters being given to residents can only filter lead up to 150 parts per billion. 

These new numbers prompted federal and state leaders to tell Flint residents to get their water tested.

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