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Louisville Water Co. donates $10,000 to assist children affected by Flint water crisis

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Louisville Water Company is donating $10,000 to help children affected by the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, according to a news release.

The donation, made through the company's charitable arm, The Louisville Water Foundation, will be made to the "Flint Love" campaign, a local effort to raise funds for the Children's Health and Development Fund under the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

The fund was established in January to help families and children impacted by high levels of lead in Flint's drinking water.

The Foundation has already launched a campaign for the Children's Fund. The campaign is called "Show Some Love for the Children of Flint with No Strings Attached," and is supported by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, WaterStep and Louisville MSD. 

The goal is to raise $30,000 for the funds in cash donations and shoes.

The Louisville Water Foundation is collecting cash donations for the campaign and WaterStep is spearheading a shoe drive through February.

The community is encouraged to collect shoes and drop them off at one of WaterStep's community drop-off sites, or on Saturday, Feb. 20, at WaterStep at 625 Myrtle Street, between 9 a.m. and noon.

According to the news release, WaterStep sells the shoes to an exporter and proceeds will go to the Flint Love campaign.

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