FLINT, Mich. (AP) – Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr is encouraging athletes to help his hometown of Flint amid the Michigan city’s crisis with lead-tainted water.
The Community Foundation of Greater Flint says Carr is donating of $100,000 to create the Carr Cares Fund for Flint and $10,000 for the Safe Water Safe Homes Fund to help with replacing pipes and plumbing.
In a statement, Carr says he’s “especially concerned about the children of Flint who now, because of lead poisoning, face tremendous adversity for the remainder of their lives.” He wants the Carr Cares Fund for Flint to be a place where other athletes can make donations.
Carr played college football for Grand Valley State University in western Michigan. Donations for the effort are being accepted online.
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