by Eric Woodyard, MLive
Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr cares about his hometown of Flint.
Amid the city’s water crisis with lead-filled water, the football star has created the Carr Cares Fund for the city.
The Community Foundation of Greater Flint says Carr is donating $100,000 to create the Carr Cares Fund for Flint and $10,000 for the Safe Water Safe Homes Fund to help with replacing pipes and plumbing.
“I am especially concerned about the children of Flint who now, because of lead poisoning, face tremendous adversity for the remainder of their lives,” Carr said in a statement.
He said he wants the Carr Cares Fund for Flint to be a safe place for other athletes to make donations.
“I call upon everyone including my fellow athletes across all professional sports leagues to do the right thing and support these kids for long-term through the Carr Cares Fund for Flint,” he said.
Donations for the effort are being accepted online at www.cfgf.org.
Carr is a 2004 graduate of Flint Carman-Ainsworth. He also played at Grand Valley State University.
“We are very grateful to Brandon Carr who has been a true friend to the children of Flint and look forward to our continued partnership with him,” said CFGF President Kathi Horton. “The generosity and support of Mr. Carr is instrumental to providing flexible resources to ensure that Flint children can receive needed services through adulthood.
“The 2014-‐2016 Flint Water Crisis has touched the hearts of people nationwide, and Mr. Carr’s response is inspiring and deeply appreciated,” Horton added.
This story originally appeared here on MLive.