Black Heritage Society, Houston Food Bank and HFD collecting water to help Flint residents


HOUSTON – Houstonians are doing their part to help make sure people in Flint, Michigan, have safe drinking water.

The Black Heritage Society is working with the Houston Fire Department and the Houston Food Bank to collect bottled water. There is also a need for water filters, shower filters, hand sanitizers and disposable eating supplies.

"Houston has grown to be a great city and I know all of us will answer the call to help these people in Flint, Michigan, with '100,000+ Cases for Flint, Michigan,'" Ovide Duncantell, Executive Director of The Black Heritage Society, said.

People in Flint can't drink the water because of dangerous levels of lead in it.

Donations will continue at eight different fire departments across the city through February.

Below are the drop-off locations throughout the month of February:

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church-NW Houston 5-8pm M-F, 1-8pm Sat
5902 Beall St. @ Mansfield Rd.
Houston Texas 77091
Tel # 713.692.5333 or 832.894.3542

Christ Embassy Church-SW Houston-12-7 pm M-Sat
86123 Hemlock Dr.
Houston Texas 77083
Tel # 832.213.1699 or 832.212.1699

The Houston Food Bank
535 Portwall St. @ Interstate-10 East Near the Gellhorn Exit
Houston, Texas 77029
Houston Food Bank Tel # 713.223.3700 or 832.894.3542

Gloryland Missionary Baptist Church-SE Houston 11-3pm & 5-7pm M-F
12-7pm Sat.
7440 Coffee St. @ Calhoun Rd. near 610 and Cullen Blvd Exit
Houston Texas 77033
Tel #713.733.910/832.882.3360

Texas Southern University-Students Association
at Sterling Student Center from 11am-2pm M-F, 11-5 Sat.

Mt Horeb Baptist Church-Downtown/Midtown 11am-2pm,4-7pm M-F 12-5 Sat
118 West Gray Street Houston
Houston TX. 70019

First Metropolitan Church-Cypress 11am-6:30pm M-F, 12-5pm Sat.
8870 West Sam Houston Parkway
Houston Texas 77040 Tel No. 713.783.7778

Kelley Auto Service-Missouri City Mon-Sat 10-5pm
1797 Texas Parkway
Missouri City Texas 77489
218.969.7750 or 832.208.3064

City of Houston Fire Stations-Anytime-Any day until Feb. 28
Fire Station #2
5880 Woodway Dr.
Houston, TX 77057

Fire Station #13
2215 W. 43rd Street
Houston, TX 77018

Fire Station #15
5306 N. Main Street
Houston, TX 77009

Fire Station #27
6515 Lyons Avenue
Houston, TX 77020

Fire Station #55
11212 Cullen Blvd
Houston, TX 77047

Fire Station #83
3350 Breezewood Dr.
Houston, TX 77082

Fire Station #90
16525 Park Row Blvd
Houston, TX 77084

Fire Station #93
911 FM 1959
Houston, TX 77546