Feel Good Story Alert: Water Fairies Pay Delinquent Bills In Detroit

So here’s your feel good story of the week, it’s bound to give you warm fuzzies:

By Wednesday afternoon, more than 1,500 donors had signed up on the website Turn on Detroit’s Water, which was created last week by Tiffani Ashley Bell and Kristy Tillman. The pair say they were looking for a way to help some of the more than 80,000 of the city’s residents who are overdue on their water bills.

Doesn’t that restore your faith in humanity a little bit?

The website is a godsend for the poor people of Detroit who are either without water or in fear of being without water. In an attempt to recoup $89 million in overdue water bills the city of Detroit decided the best course of action was turning off the water to tens of thousands of people. (In the middle of summer – ed.)

Isn’t that sweet? Makes a lot of sense right? Yeah, not so much. It’s not as if the poor people would magically pull money out of their asses to pay the bills.

Nope, they were just kicked while they were down.

Fortunately, as a result of Detroit’s monstrous tactics, people around the world became angry and decided they wanted to help. That’s where Bell and Tillman stepped in.

People in need of help can submit their information to the website. They are then matched with donors. Donors can pledge any amount of money because accounts receive multiple payments.

So far more than $15,000 has been donated from as far away as the United Kingdom and roughly 2,000 people have been helped. Proving, yet again, that society doesn’t always suck.

If any of you filthy liberal scum would like to help, just click here.

2 comments for “Feel Good Story Alert: Water Fairies Pay Delinquent Bills In Detroit

  1. Ken
    July 25, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    No, no, no! It is the responsibility and duty of government to provide clean water. Even in BC times the Romans built aqueducts that led to PUBLIC fountains.

    Letting the Detroit water department off the hook with donations, no matter how helpful it seems, sets back the concept of civilized government over 2000 years.

  2. Teresa Selove
    July 25, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    I just did it and it’s very easy to help, either a little or a lot. Right now, the PEOPLE need help, so holding out on principle of who needs to do what doesn’t help the people themselves. Everyone has to pay a water bill, so that isn’t going to go away. I do think the government or the city needs to adjust the unfair rates they have been charging however.

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