Reaching out to Flint, Michigan
I'm Graham Murphy, and this July I will be participating in a field study, through the JCCC honors program, on the effects the lead crisis has had on the city of Flint, Michigan. However, to approach this opportunity only as an academic study would be to pass up a chance to offer a helping hand to this suffering community. For this reason I have decided to raise money, in order to buy water filters, and help bring clean drinking water to as many families and residencies as possible.
Over 100,000 citizens in this forgotten city have been effected by the lead contamination, and it has resulted in a health emergency of serious proportions.
- Over 13,000 Children have been diagnosed with health defects, including mental impairment, as a result of lead exposure.
- Former president Barrack Obama declared it a State of Emergency.
- Over Forty Percent of the population lives in poverty, and is especially vulnerable.
- Thousands of families still do not have access to clean drinking water.
In a country that has apt resources to offer these people, it is tragic that there are still people suffering from a lack of safe drinking water, a basic Human Need most of us take for granted.
let's offer our hands to reach out to our fellow citizens- this is our opportunity to help.
Out of a list of NSF certified water filters for use in Flint, Michigan, I have decided on this one:
In my personal research project I will be interviewing organizations there in the city, and I anticipate to learn difficult things about the world we live in, and the injustice of a civil system that led up to a crisis such as this. However, in my travels I expect to see something more. I can only imagine what I will see, and I will likely be humbled in witnessing the strength of humanity as the citizens persevere through this inhumane struggle.
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