Thursday, July 24, 2014

Canadians decry shutoffs, plan water convoy to Detroit

From USA Today-

Detroiters without running water have a special delivery coming Thursday from Canada, if it can get past the border guards.

Eight cars, adorned with Canadian flags, will be loaded with 1,000 liters (about 264 gallons) of Canadian tap water in a convoy through the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, said Sujata Dey of the Council of Canadians.

"We needed to show solidarity with our neighbors," she said. "How could we not do something for them?"

After a 4:30 p.m. rally Thursday afternoon near the Spirit of Detroit, the group intends to drop off the water jugs at St. Peter's Episcopal Church of Detroit.

There will be a receiving prayer and a blessing of the water before it is distributed to people in gallon-sized containers, said the Rev. Bill Wylie-Kellermann.

"St. Peter's is becoming a water station," he said, adding that it will be one of several across the city and also provide information to people about what their options are with the shutoffs.

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