WMU-Cooley Black Law Student Association delivers water to support Flint residents


Members of the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) at WMU-Cooley Law School’s Grand Rapids campus recently held a water drive to support Flint residents. Students, faculty and staff donated 353 gallons of water, whichstudents then delivered to the YWCA of Greater Flint.

 The water will help those in Flint whose tap water showed high levels of lead, in a public health emergency that has captured national headlines.

“BLSA wanted to demonstrate that although we are not a part of Flint’s community, we still understand and feel their misfortune,” said Kenyata McGill, WMU-Cooley Law School student and BLSA member. “We hope our actions prompt others in the Grand Rapids community to take action as well.”

To find out how to help, visit the website www.helpforflint.com/, which has up-to-the-minute information for residents as well as guidelines and drop-off points for water and filters; or read an article about it in the Huffington Post at www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-to-help-flint-water-crisis_us_569e8e78e4b0cd99679b9541www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-to-help-flint-water-crisis_us_569e8e78e4b0cd99679b9541, which names the YWCA?of Greater Flint, the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, Flint Community Schools and Catholic Charities, among others.