Published on February 18th, 2016 | by PEM0
S9 Water Company donated $250k to Flint, Michigan water crisis
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – When the S9 beverage company heard about the water crisis in the city of Flint, Michigan, they were driven to help – literally – a 2,333 mile drive across nine States to bring some relief in the form of donated water.
“The population of this city which includes up to 12,000 children, have been affected by these high levels of lead in their water supply,” explains Simin Hashemizadeh, the founder of S9 Beverages.
The city’s water supply is contaminated with toxic levels of lead, and residents are unable to drink the water that comes through their taps.
Gov. Rick Snyder has declared a state of emergency in Flint and brought in the National Guard to help deliver water, filters, replacement cartridges and water testing testing kits. In the meantime the problem has received exposure thanks to celebrities and activists like Los Angeles entrepreneur, Hashemizadeh.
“That number of children exposed to this filthy water breaks my heart. You cannot live without fresh, clean water, it’s imperative for survival. We have bottles of purified water with electrolytes in our warehouse in Hollywood, this Valentines weekend and I want to gift it as a present of love to our brothers, sisters and the children in Flint,” says Hashemizadeh.
The company who produce energy drinks, water and foodstuffs under the progressive brand S9, are donating $250,000 worth of their premium purified water with electrolytes. The bottles will be shipped at the company’s expense to a Catholic charity in Flint who are coordinating distribution, through the Food bank of Eastern Michigan.
Beverly Hills based, Simin Hashemizadeh is the owner of S9 beverages and Foodstuffs and South Pacific Surgery Center. “The Simin Hope Foundation” helps those in need, not only in Los Angeles but around the world.