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Fifth grader organizes water drive for Flint residents

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Sydnie Adams explains her water drive for Flint residents to Mark Zinni. (WFSB) Sydnie Adams explains her water drive for Flint residents to Mark Zinni. (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

The students and staff at elementary School in Plantsville section of Southington are helping support the efforts of one fifth grader as she tries to bring water to the citizens of Flint, MI.

Sydnie Adams has organized a water drop off in an effort to help the families of Flint, Michigan, who have been forced to drink bottled water because of lead in the water pipes.

“It takes a lot of initiative to think of these ideas,” said Erin Nattrass, the Principal of South End Elementary School “But for them to have it come to fruition is just even more exciting for her and for us as a whole school.”

Nattrass is asking Southington and Plantsville residents to drop off any amount of bottled water. She said because one case of water gets a family of four through one day.

"It's real easy,” Nattrass said. “If you're out doing your Saturday shopping to pick-up an extra case and drop it by here.”

Adams said she is concerned for the families in Flint because of personal ties.

“I actually have family in Michigan and I was really nervous for them. I know that if this was happening here, they would do the same exact thing,” Adams said.

Adams’s mother, who works for Siracusa Moving and Storage, will be delivering the trucks to Michigan at the conclusion of the drive.

 Adams is thankful for the support of her school and close ties.

"We couldn't have done it without, of course, the school and Siracusa, without the trucks,” she said.

The water drive will run from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at South End Elementary School, which is located at 514 South End Rd, in Plantsville.

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