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