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Little River Band contributes $10K to assist city during water crisis

Water bottles collected for residents of Flint, Michigan. Photo by Chris Savage / Electablog / Twitter

The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians donated $10,000 to help the city of Flint, Michigan, deal with its water crisis.

Extremely high levels of lead have been discovered in the city's water system. President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in response to the health and safety concerns.

"This is a time when Michigan residents need to come together to assist the people of Flint in any way we can," Larry Romanelli, the tribe's ogema, or leader, said in a statement, MLive reported.

The money will go to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office, MLive said.

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