Cowboys' Brandon Carr donates $110k to help Flint water crisis victims
Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr is giving back to his hometown of Flint, Michigan during the city's water crisis with lead-tainted water.
The Community Foundation of Greater Flint said Carr is donating $100,000 to create the Carr Cares Fund for Flint. He's also donating $10,000 to help with replacing pipes and plumbing - costs which could escalate into the hundreds of millions of dollars.
In a statement, Carr said he's worried about kids who live in flint.
"I am especially concerned about the children of Flint who now, because of lead poisoning, face tremendous adversity for the remainder of their lives," Carr said. "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."
For 18 months, Flint used the Flint River for drinking water. Flint's water turned poisonous after lead leached from pipes into the city supply.