Indy residents donate more than 205,000 bottles of water for Flint water crisis

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 27, 2016)-- The call for help went out and central Indiana stepped up big time.

So many Hoosiers joined CBS4 and our partners Wednesday to make a huge difference for those in the Flint, Michigan water crisis.

Our expectations of the water drive were greatly surpassed as Indy filled seven semi trailers full of water! That's more than 205,000 bottles and more than 20,000 gallons.

The response was incredible and the cars didn't stop coming to help strangers who don't have the luxury of using water to cook, clean or drink like we can here.

Our team worked alongside volunteers from the Midwest Food Bank and Eastern Star Church. They were with us from sun up to sun down.

In the end, Indianapolis came together in displaying generosity in a major way.

The semis carrying nearly 6,000 cases of water are headed to Flint to help our neighbors in need. CBS4's Tanae Howard will be there as the trucks leave and she'll travel with them and help with delivery in Flint.

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