The city of Flint, Michigan currently is dealing with a water crisis, due to the presence of lead in the supply. Multiple members of the local NFL team have decided to help.
On Friday, defensive end Ziggy Ansah delivered 94,000 bottles of water to Flint.
“I am thankful to be in a position to do something about this,” Ansah said in a statement, via ESPN.com. “I can only hope this helps as a more permanent solution is being determined. It speaks volumes that my teammates were happy to jump on board and support as well.”
Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press notes that fellow defensive linemen Haloti Ngata, Darryl Tapp, Jason Jones, Gabe Wright, and Caraun Reid contributed to the effort.
“These are our fans,” Ansah said. “These are the people that support us and it means something to be able to help them as well.”
The Lions organization has made an undisclosed contribution to the United Way, specifically to fund the truck delivering water to Flint. If anyone would like to donate to the effort, the United Way of Genesee County has set up a page for doing so.