Media Tycoon Armstrong Williams Donates Water System to Flint Community
FLINT, Mich. – Wednesday, July 10, media tycoon, Armstrong Williams, will join the efforts of correcting the Flint Water Crisis that started in 2014. Williams is donating a Watergen system to help improve the drinking water for thousands of Flint residents affected by the lead that leaked into the Flint river almost five years ago.
Williams’ donation supports the relief efforts of Greater Flint Holy Temple, a local church whose community engagement is one of the few ongoing resources in the region.
“There’s no grocery store. There’s no schools. There’s no community outreach,” said Sandra Jones of Greater Flint Holy Temple. “There is nothing on this side but us. And we’re not going away; we’re gonna be here for the community.”
For years in an attempt to assist residents who remained after the water crisis, the church has turned its back parking lot into a help center every Thursday, offering bottled water and food, among other community resources.
Watergen USA, a Florida based company, has received numerous awards for its technology and innovation in water purification systems.
On Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., a ribbon cutting ceremony with Armstrong Williams, Yehuda Kaploun, president, Watergen USA and Chad Conklin general manager of WEYI NBC25 will take place to present the Watergen to the church.
“I take my corporate responsibility seriously,” said Williams. “As a Flint business owner, I am deeply concerned about the wellbeing of the community. I hope this contribution inspires other corporate executives to do the same.”