Over 300,000 Detroit residents face water shutoffs due to past due water bills exacerbated by Detroit’s ongoing economic woes. When designer Kristy Tillman and developer Tiffani Bell heard about this, they took action.

The result of their collaboration is the Detroit Water Project, and to date they’ve helped match donors from around the world to Detroit residents in need of help with their water bills.

In this brief interview with Detroit Water Project co-founder Tiffani Bell, she explains some of the feedback about the project and ways that others can help out.