FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A telethon underway to help Flint residents amid the Michigan city’s crisis with lead-tainted water features a major financial commitment from Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores.
The Flint native says he’ll match up to $1 million in donations made during Tuesday’s telethon hosted by Detroit television station WDIV-TV. More than $40,000 had been raised as of Tuesday morning.
The telethon, called “Flint Water Crisis: 4 Our Families (#FlintKids),” benefits the Community Foundation of Greater Flint and its Flint Child Health and Development Fund. Localized versions are airing on other stations.