1) PRAY. PRAY. PRAY.
Pray for the people of Flint. Pray for those in decision-making roles. Pray that the necessary resources will be provided for both for short-term needs and for the long-term infrastructure issues.
2) STAY INFORMED.
There is a lot of hype and sensationalism out there right now over this issue. It is important to get the facts.
This is a hot topic nationally right now and it's getting alot of publicity, but it will fade from the national consciousness as soon as another big issue arises. The people of Flint will still be here. Hopefully, the coverage does actual good for those hurting and affected.
3) DONATE TIME TO DELIVER WATER DOOR TO DOOR.
Manpower is needed and for individuals and groups looking for a way to serve, this is a great option for getting boots on the ground. The mayor, county sheriff, and national guard are coordinating the effort, but they are calling for more help. Flint has close to 100,000 residents, and 40% of Flint's population lives below the poverty line. Water was already a major need before all this happened, but now even more so.
4) DONATE WATER.
Water donated can be taken to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan or the Mission of Hope church/shelter. There are others, but those are two of the best. If you aren't in Flint, check your area as several cities are coordinating donation efforts to bring water to Flint.
5) DONATE MONEY TO A CHARITY HELPING WITH EFFORT.
This allows local organizations to purchase water, filters, and supplies that are needed. The United Way of Genesee County is one great possibility and here's their link to donate. Click here.