Carmelo Anthony Foundation bringing aid to Flint, Michigan

The foundation is providing food and water for victims of the Flint water crisis.

By Joe Flynn

Carmelo Anthony is teaming up with his good buddies Chris Paul and LeBron James to help the victims of the Flint water crisis:

If you had to choose one athlete charity to fund, it would be the Carmelo Anthony Foundation. Melo’s foundation has been lauded as a rare example of an effective, efficient athlete charity. There’s a great deal more to the Flint relief effort than just sending a truck full of water up the highway, and you can trust Melo’s group to get supplies into the hands of those who need it most.

The Flint crisis has mostly dropped out of the news cycle; it may be one of the worst man-made disasters in American history, but that doesn’t mean people are going to pay attention for more than a week or two. It is wonderful to see one of the NBA’s most famous athletes keeping this story in the public eye. Melo’s foundation does a great deal of under-the-radar work, but the Flint crisis is too important for any of that. Anyone with a platform to remind the world of the struggles those people still face should do so, even if it comes in the form of a bland tweet to 7.41 million followers.

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