By Amy Krug, president of the Rotary Club of Flint, Michigan, USA
We have been heartened by the outpouring of support from Rotary members in response to the water crisis in our city of Flint, Michigan. In April of 2014, a switch in the source of water from Lake Huron to the Flint River without an appropriate corrosive control plan resulted in erosion of pipe scale, lead solder, and lead copper joints which allowed the release of this lead into our water supply.
While the crisis is now news throughout the United States, work has been taking place on the ground for many months. Systems are in place to begin to address the immediate needs of families impacted by this emergency. Fire stations, churches, and community partners have been serving as points of access for families in need of water or water filters, while local agencies have been collecting and distributing donations as they come in.
We have been working with Rotary clubs throughout our area to coordinate some of this generous response. Here are ways you can help:
Clubs can donate to the Rotary Club of Flint Charitable Foundation. Donations will be used to support water related efforts in the Flint area. See …read more
Source:: Rotary International Blog