“Clean Water for Flint:” National Pan-Hellenic Council announces results of donation drive
FLINT, Michigan — Thanks to the community, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (NPHC) Milwaukee Graduate Chapter delivered a semi-truck and a 22-foot truck filled with bottled water as part of its “Clean Water for Flint Water Collection and Donation” campaign.
The Milwaukee community responded to the group’s call to action to help Flint residents during their water crisis.
On Sunday, January 31st, NPHC of Milwaukee Graduate Chapter made stops at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan (Feeding America Affiliate) and directly to residents through a Flint-based church. Altogether, many individuals, organizations and businesses donated:
- More than 1,530 cases (24-40 bottles per case=approximately 45,000 bottles) of water
- 20 five-gallon containers of water
- 108 one-gallon containers of water
- 18 five-gallon containers of water
- 8 donated pallets
- $917 in-person donations
- $2,588 online donations
More than 100 volunteers from all over the city helped with collection efforts on Thursday, January 28th and Saturday, January 30th.
NPHC of Milwaukee’s GoFundMe.com account will be open for an additional week. The group says 100 percent of any donations received will be given to a Flint-based organization that will distribute water directly to residents.