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Phaedra Parks Brings Help to the Flint Water Crisis

The #RHOA attorney makes a visit to the Michigan city and gives aid to its residents. 

By Jocelyn Vena

Phaedra Parks visited Flint, Michigan on Monday to shine a light on the city's ongoing water crisis. She was joined by hip-hop mogul/philanthropist Russell Simmons as well as National Bar Association president Benjamin Crump, who each brought fresh water to the city's residents, following a lead contamination of the local drinking water in 2014. "It seems the beginning of relief just started now and even though people were aware of the crisis for some time, it makes it even more shocking and depressing," Russell told the Detroit Free Press of the situation, which is now reportedly being investigated by the FBI. "It’s not a natural disaster but they should be able to do more. What's happening here, this kind of environmental racism could be happening in many other parts of the county. If this were Beverly Hills, it would be a minute before we found out and a second before someone would be blamed and be brought up on charges."

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta attorney and Crump also made a stop at Flint Southwestern Academy where they distributed water. 

Phaedra was also on hand for a Town Hall about the crisis which took place on Monday afternoon at First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, per a flyer she shared on Instagram. "Your struggle is my struggle," Russell reportedly told attendees at the rally. "Being a servant to you makes me whole."

@dalexanderb kicking off the Water For Flint rally at #firsttrinitymissionarybaptistchurch #Flint

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You can check out vintage photos of Phaedra below.
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