SOUTHFIELD (WJRT) – (2/1/16) – Help has come in from different cities and states, but Monday night, Flint’s story was broadcast around the world on the popular religious TV station, The Word Network.
Baltimore Pastor Jamal Bryant, who spent the day in Flint, turned his monthly program, ‘The Empowerment Encounter’ into the ‘Water Telethon for Flint’ at the network’s Southfield studios. 100 percent of the donations will be turned over to the Concerned Pastors of Flint…to be used for not just water, but for rebuilding a city impacted by lead for years to come.
“The equity of their home is now under tremendous risk, the level of unemployment in that city, the inequity of the educational system. The whole city needs a renovation and tonight, the world is going to be able to help,” said Bryant.
After hosting Bryant, Monday, at Flint’s First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Ezra Tillman made the trip to Southfield for the show.
“We need to make sure we keep yelling as loud as possible for everyone to know, that yes, even here in Michigan, we’re being polluted, we’re being neglected, we’re being looked over,” said Tillman.
The Word Network tells ABC12 it will not release how much money the telethon raised.
The network is broadcasting a Tuesday night town hall meeting in Flint. It’s at UM-Flint’s Northbank Center at 7:30 p.m.