A part-time student’s modest project offering assistance to Flint residents over the water crisis has far exceeded her expectations, helping her raise thousands of dollars more than her goal.
Carrie Davis, 29, set up a GoFundMe page about a month ago, where her friends could send her money to buy water for Flint residents whose water is unusable because it is contaminated with lead.
It was an informal project and a way for the Wayne State University student’s friends who couldn’t bring water to the Michigan city themselves to donate money. She set a modest goal of raising $100. As of Wednesday morning, she had raised over $16,000 — more than 100 times her initial goal.