For the better part of the past two and a half weeks, Flint, Michigan’s water crisis has been gaining an increasing amount of national exposure. The outrage stems from the fact that the tap water that Flint residents drink is laced with lead and E. Coli and the State of Michigan has done very little to actually right the wrong.
A West Virginia fraternity, however, is stepping up to do what Governor Snyder has failed to: deliver clean water to the people of Flint. The Pi Mu chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha has started a campaign seeking to collect cases of water of which they will hand deliver to the city of Flint this weekend. Julius McCall, the chapter’s president, described the chapter’s feelings to take a hands-on approach to the situation.
“Brothers of our fraternity got together and said, ‘Well, what are we doing to help? What are we doing to make the difference?’ When it came down to it, we said, let’s do a water drive,” said McCall. “Let’s actually get together and do something for it and take trucks up and go drop this water off to Flint, so West Virginia can be known and is doing the right thing.”
Not only have they collected over 2,000 water bottles to this point, but the drive they plan on embarking on from Morgantown to Flint is upwards of seven hours by car. So if you’re looking for something in the news about Greek life, other than them fucking up, here is a prime example of the unifying and positive impact that it can have on a community. Good work, gentlemen..
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