Red Cross, State Expanding Response Teams In...

Posted at 11:09 AM, Jan 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-16 11:09:55-05

As flint's water crisis grows the American Red Cross is expanding it's effort to make sure families have access to clean water. 

Starting Saturday, 20 more response teams will be going door-to-door, giving families water testing kits, filters with replacements, and bottled water .

The volunteer teams will include nearly 250 state employees and their families, who will be working in the city through Monday.

Since Tuesday Resource Teams have helped more than 7,500 homes in Flint. 

The state has supplied almost 20,000 cases of water in the city and says it has more than double that amount still available.

Water resource centers are set up at fire stations across the city and are staying open for any residents who are running low on supplies.

The Governor has declared a state disaster and is hoping to get federal aid. He says it will cost "tens of millions of dollars" to provide safe drinking water, as well as filters and testing kits.