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Terrance Knighton, D-Line Send Water Bottles To Aid Flint, Mich.


In an effort to help the State of Emergency announced for Flint, Mich., regarding lead poisoning in the city's water supply, the Redskins defensive line sent 3,600 bottles of water to those living in the affected area.

Knighton posted on Twitter that he ordered the water to be sent to Catholic Charities and got the entire defensive line involved thanks to, as he says, the power of a little group chat.

The lead poisoning has been an ongoing subject of concern since 2014 in the region and about 8,000 children (the most susceptible to lead poisoning) have been impacted by the contaminated water. The city's supply has 27 parts per billion of lead, a staggering amount considering 5 parts per billion is deemed a cause for concern, according to a Virginia Tech study in 2015.

On Jan. 5, the city declared a state of emergency and 11 days later the federal government announced one, too, sending $5 million in federal aid to assist with the crisis.

Knighton later posted that he chose Fiji water because it was quickest way to ship in bulk. He may have even gotten safety Jeron Johnson to send some, too.

Good work, D-line. 




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