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Hydrate Detroit Works to Fend Off Detroit Water Shut-Offs

By |2018-12-19T12:58:41-05:00December 19th, 2018|Michigan, News|

This holiday season, hundreds of families in Detroit will not have clean water running through their homes, due to impending Detroit Water and Sewage Department shut-offs. Hydrate Detroit, a local 501(c)(3) water rights organization, would like to “Give the Gift of Water Restoration” to ensure that families and seniors who cannot afford to pay their water bills are able to enjoy a fully hydrated home throughout the holiday season. It is encouraging anyone who can to give to the organization via an online fundraiser to pay water bills.
“While we may not be able to afford everyone’s water bill, we can try our best to be a blessing to some who are in the greatest need,” said Demeeko Williams, Chief Director of Hydrate Detroit.
Even beyond water for cooking and bathing, Detroit has homes that are outfitted with water-based heat radiators that rely on water to fend off the winter chill. Donors would be giving charitable resources to help keep families maintain with clean running water through the winter months.
“The proceeds will be applied straight to the water bill accounts of pre-selected families at the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department for restoration fees,” said a Hydrate Detroit press release. “Donors can help adopt a family or sponsor to help a family clear out their high water bill debt.”
For more information go online to hydratedetroit.org or by following the group’s Facebook page.

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