Washington Redskins defensive line donates 3,600 bottles of water to Flint, Michigan

Posted at 5:11 PM, Jan 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-21 17:13:38-05

The Washington Redskins defensive line donated 3,600 bottles of water to Flint, Michigan, who is in the midst of a water crisis, according to Redskins defensive tackle Terrance Knighton.

The defensive leader announced the donation in a tweet Wednesday, while offering prayers for city.

Knighton told ESPN reporter John Keim, when he woke up Wednesday he texted his fellow linemen about doing something. They all agreed to buy the water and split to bill and set it up within an hour.

“It’s amazing what a simple group chat can do. It is very important that our youth is healthy, because they are the future of this country,” Knighton said in another tweet.

Flint is dealing with toxic lead contamination in its drinking water following a cost-saving measure by the state. President Barack Obama signed a Federal state of emergency declaration last week.

Health experts have continued to raise concerns about rising levels of poisonous lead in children’s blood and other health concerns.