Fresh for Flint-Supply BGC of Flint, MI with fresh water
Organized by: Danita Dolly
February 16, 2016
Event Name: Flint Water Crisis
Student organizations and administrators of Indiana University Bloomington led by the Black Graduate Student Association of Indiana University Bloomington are trying to raise money to purchase water for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Flint Michigan.
Water in the form of a truck load. One truckload equals 20 pallets or 960 cases or 38,400 bottles of water costing $3120 ($3.25 per case). All money collected, minus a 3% fee, will go to the Boys and Girls Club in Flint, MI that will distribute and use the water within the club and distribute water to families to take home. The club, the children within the club and their families have all been greatly affected by the corroded and vile water flowing through the homes and businesses within their city. This water is not suitable for drinking, bathing or washing.
The club serves 130-140 children daily during the school year and 250-300 children during the summer and they all need fresh water. We understand that supplying water today is not a long term fix but the children of Flint cannot wait for the long term fix. While we work toward mending the overarching problem within the city of Flint, we can also support the efforts of programs like The Boys and Girls Club that are struggling to keep their communities thriving, safe, and healthy.