“I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” - Isaiah 43:18-19
For more than two years the community of Flint has been facing an unprecedented water emergency. Lead leached from an aging water infrastructure has lead to thousands of residents being exposed to dangerous levels of contaminants. The State of Michigan estimates that repairing the damaged water system may take up to fifteen years to replace and will cost untold millions.
As a response to this ongoing crisis, Forge has started a new initiative to provide safe, clean water to our neighbors through free water filtration installation. Forge is deeply committed to creating employment opportunities and has trained and employed two members of Joy Tabernacle Church in Civic Park, Anastasius Brown and Dave Hardy to install whole house filtration systems free of cost. Jason Lipscomb, our Garage Director, who has previous experience drilling wells with the Church of the Nazarene in Haiti is spearheading Forge’s filtration efforts. Take a minute to check out this ABC 12 News story from last week highlighting Forge’s water initiative.