Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores backs telethon for Flint with up to $1 million

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FLINT — Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores said he’ll match donations up to a total of $1 million generated by a telethon to help Flint children and families amid the city’s crisis with lead-tainted water.

Tom Gores via Crain's Detroit Business.

Tom Gores via Crain’s Detroit Business.

Detroit’s WDIV-TV on Tuesday hosts “Flint Water Crisis: 4 Our Families” to benefit the Community Foundation of Greater Flint and its Flint Child Health and Development Fund. Localized versions of the telethon will air on several other stations.

Gores, a Flint native, earlier pledged to raise $10 million to help the city.

If consumed, lead can cause developmental delays and learning disabilities. There are a number of efforts taking place to boost Flint education, health and support programs.

As Crain’s reported on Monday, Art Van Furniture is also part of the telethon effort and has pledged up to $100,000.


This story originally appeared here on Crain’s Detroit Business. 


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