After joining nearly two dozen NFL players in donating $100,000 worth of body wipes and bottled water, Torrey Smith took his support for embattled Flint, Mich., one step further on Wednesday.
The San Francisco 49ers wide receiver teamed up with Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett to personally deliver supplies and speak to those affected by the ongoing water crisis.
Smith and Forsett visited senior citizens at Loving Hands Adult & Senior Care before appearing in classrooms at Flint Southwestern Classical Academy and Flint Northwestern High School.
Due to lead contamination caused by corrosive river water and aging pipes, residents in Flint have been forced to use bottled water for everything from brushing their teeth to cooking to showering.
"Just looking around, you don't know which one of these houses or buildings is affected by this," Smith told MLive.com. "And more so it makes me mad at the people that are running the place.
"It's just very unfortunate with the poor leadership. We just want to let them know that someone cares and it's not for show."
Smith, entering his second year with the 49ers, was the Ravens nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award in 2014. His work in the community, orchestrated through the Torrey Smith Foundation, provides support to at-risk youth with physical, educational and financial challenges.
"Couldn't have a better person to serve with here in Flint today," Forsett said on his Instagram page. "Torrey Smith is one of the most giving people I know. He loves to help and serve the community and one day he will receive the Man of the Year Award for all his work. I appreciate you bro!"
Those who also want to help people in Flint can find more information at this United Way page.