Black Lives Matter raises $1,300 for Flint

Black Lives Matter of Columbus’ fund drive to help people in Michigan get their water pipes fixed stands at $1,300, according to organizers. A total of $500 of that was raised during a Saturday rally and march in downtown Columbus at City Hall and The Commons.

People still can donate at the Go Fund Me page for Black Lives Matter of Columbus at

Money will be channeled to the nonprofit agency Green For All, which has been helping the people of Flint.

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5672.