(RNS) Catholic Charities is giving out water and food. The Flint Jewish Federation is collecting water and water filters. And the Michigan Muslim Community Council has distributed more than 120,000 bottles of clean water for Flint, Mich.
Dr. Muzammil Ahmed, chairman of the Michigan Muslim Community Council, said his group — as part of a larger secular and religious coalition now forming in Michigan — will stay focused on Flint. “The water issue will be there a long time, because the infrastructure itself has been significantly damaged,” he said, adding: “The giving of water is the highest form of charity for Muslims.”