By now most of you know about the water crisis currently taking place in the downtrodden area of Flint, Michigan.
Joining others who have aided in what promises to be a long-term recovery for the porous area, Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr has donated $110,000 to those in need.
In a statement announcing the donation, Carr had this to say (via MLive.com):
“I am especially concerned about the children of Flint who now, because of lead poisoning, face tremendous adversity for the remainder of their lives. I call upon everyone including my fellow athletes across all professional sports leagues to do the right thing and support these kids for long-term through the Carr Cares Fund for Flint.”
The donation comes in the form of $100,000 to the Carr Cares Fund for Flint and another $10,000 for the Safe Water Safe Homes Fund — an outlet that will help Carr replace pipes and plumbing in impacted areas.
Carr, a native of Flint, has made it his goal not to ignore the region that defined him during his formative years. In this, he should be applauded.