Flint Water Crisis
The city of Flint, Michigan, is currently under a public water crisis (Flint Water Crisis). In response, members of the Seventh-day Adventist church in Flint are distributing approximately 10 pallets of water per week. Plans are to continue until the new water lines are in place in approximately five months. In addition, the American Red Cross is taking charge of putting together 80,000 water testing kits. The testing kit project includes tasks that can be performed by volunteers under the age of 18, which is a great opportunity for Pathfinders and youth groups. The Volunteer Reception Center is within the American Red Cross Headquarters. There is also a desperate need of volunteers for data entry, water distribution and filter distribution at the five Flint Fire Departments. Please consider this volunteer opportunity by calling the Central Michigan community service phone number, 2-1-1.
The Michigan Conference is accepting donations to help with their portion of the relief effort. Contact Diana Bruch, Michigan Conference Disaster Response director at (517) 331-2242 for more information.