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Chicago Residents Hold Fundraisers, Water Drives For Flint, Mich.

(CBS) – Efforts are ramping up in Chicago to get clean drinking water to families in Flint, Mich.

CBS 2's Audrina Bigos reports.

These ladies are partners of Knight, Morris & Reddick Law Group. They're also partners in helping Flint residents deal with lead contamination in that city's drinking water.

"We just went full force on social media," Yondi Morris-Andrews says.

They helped raise $4,000 in just 48 hours. Several donation drop-offs of bottled water are packed.

They're packing a rented truck, which they planned to drive to Michigan Saturday morning.

Chicago firefighter Eric Washington also wants to help. He's raised close to $11,000 in just two days.

Next Saturday, he's asking everyone to bring water here to Hyde Park Career Academy.

"It shows the people of Chicago's character," Washington says.

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