Volunteering the Flint Water Crisis – 5 Things I Learned

Flint Water Crisis

1000’s of individuals from all over the United States converged into Flint Michigan to donate their time and skills to alleviate the disaster of lead contamination with the Flint water system. Here are a couple of things to know that may help you hit the ground running during a major disaster.

Flint Michigan Water Crisis History Timeline

Great Lakes Water

As a result of the corrosive nature of the Flint River water and mismanagement by all of the appointed emergency managers, the Flint city government and by Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality an unknown number of children in Flint, Michigan (estimates are in the 1000’s), were exposed to dangerous amounts of lead in their drinking water over a period of 18 months.

Nestle Bottling Plant in Michigan to Aid in Flint Water Crisis

Flint Water Crisis

From 2016 – Calls for Nestle to Help With Flint Water Crisis. Calls are continuing requesting that Michigan Governor Rick Snyder take over operations at Nestle’s Michigan Water Bottling Plant in Mecosta County Michigan to bring clean, lead-free drinking water to Flint. Currently, neither the State of Michigan nor the Federal government has begun operations … Read more