Water Donations Still Being Accepted for Service-Learning Trip to Flint, Michigan

Posted on 3/23/2016 2:44:17 PM

Water Donations Being Accepted for Service Learning Trip to Flint, MIMore than 25 students from Indiana University of Pennsylvania will travel to Flint, Mich. on March 31 to donate water to the city’s residents.

So far, the IUP group has collected more than 400 bottles of water to date and received nearly $300 in funds for purchase of water.

Monetary donations and donations of water are being accepted through March 30 at the African American Cultural Center in Delaney Hall during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

The water drive began in February as part of IUP’s Black History Month celebration. In January, the city of Flint was declared to be in a state of emergency due to lead contamination in the public water supply.

The IUP group is collaborating with the Community College of Allegheny County (South) for the service-learning trip. The students will be working with Mott Community College, the University of Michigan, and Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Flint.

Members of the group will be posting about the trip on Twitter @IUP_AACC and Instagram @IUPAACC using the hashtag #IUP2Flint.

Photo Information: From left: IUP students Melissa Checo and Oliver Laniear; Nancy Nkumsah, interim director, IUP African American Cultural Center, and student Ashley Jones