The Black Student Union has been joined by our Middle and Upper Student Government representatives in sponsoring a water drive for the citizens of Flint. We welcome participation from other student organizations who would like to join us.
Currently, we are exploring a three-tiered approach for our drive:
Phase One – (Wednesday, January 20 – Thursday, January 28)
Water bottles will be accepted at both campuses; in the CCB vestibule in Bloomfield Hills and outside of the College Counseling office and Colleen’s office in Birmingham.
Monetary donations will also be accepted at both campuses; see Terri Morawski in the Domes, Camelia Lewis in the Hill House or drop off at the main office in Birmingham.
The money collected will allow us to purchase larger containers of water (to minimize our environmental impact) and allow people to participate without having to lug water to the campus.
We will purchase and deliver all donated water to the Art Van store on Woodward on Friday, January 29th for distribution to Flint. William Hamblin (Kory’s dad) has graciously volunteered the services of his trucking company to transport the water for us!
Phase Two – (TBA)
Our goal is to send “boots on the ground” to actually assist The Red Cross with delivering water in Flint. We’re awaiting further information from their volunteer coordinator.
Phase Three – Ongoing Support for the Children (TBA)
We are also exploring fundraising ideas for the Flint Child Health and Development Fund, a consortium established with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha (the hero pediatrician whistle-blower), Mott’s Children’s Health Center, United Way of Genesee County, Hurley Children’s Hospital and Greater Flint Health Coalition. The purpose of this community based organization is to address the public health and medical concerns for the short and long-term effects of poisoning of the children of Flint. For more information on this organization, please visit www.flintkids.org.
Thank you for your support and please stay tuned for more details!