According to Knighton’s tweet, Washington’s linemen purchased 3,600 bottles of Fiji water for Flint’s Catholic Charities USA. He added that the players’ prayers are with the city and they hope their relief efforts help the situation.
Numerous residents of the city have reported rashes, hair loss and lead poisoning since Flint switched to Flint River water in April 2014 in order to save money. Flint did not return to Detroit water until last October after tests revealed high levels of lead in its tap water.
On Jan. 16, President Obama declared a federal state of emergency in Flint.