West Haverstraw chef collects water for Michigan

A West Haverstraw chef is collecting clean water to help with the crisis in Flint, Michigan.

A West Haverstraw chef is collecting clean water to help with the crisis in Flint, Michigan.

A West Haverstraw chef is collecting clean water to help with the crisis in Flint, Michigan. (1/29/16)

WEST HAVERSTRAW - A West Haverstraw chef is taking matters into his own hands by collecting clean water to help with the crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Christopher Small, a cook at The Filling Station, says he couldn't imagine his kids not having clean water to drink or bathe so he wants to do his part and help.

Small is talking about the ongoing situation in Flint where lead-contaminated water is flowing into homes. Officials there say the problem began in 2014 when the city switched its water source from pre-treated water in Detroit to the nearby Flint River.

He has set up a collection point at The Filling Station and is asking people to drop off cases of water. Small and some of his friends plan to hire a U-Haul and drive all of the donations to Michigan and help hand out the water.

So far, Small has collected about 5,000 bottles. He plans to accept donations through February and head to Michigan in March.

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Flint, Michigan water donation drop sites

The Filling Station

45 South Route 9w, West Haverstraw, NY 10993

Martin Luther King Multi-Center

110 Bethune Blvd, Spring Valley, NY 10977

Nyack Center

58 Depew Ave, Nyack, NY 10960

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