Flint Water Crisis: How you can help

January 14, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Announcements,

A Message from Tony Denton, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Clinical Enterprise 

Dear UMHS Community-

As you may know, a state of emergency was recently declared to address the water crisis in the city of Flint.  Elevated levels of lead in drinking water have made it unsafe for consumption, a risk to health.

Our organization has a long history of providing a compassionate and community-based response in many different ways, supporting those in emergent need both locally, nationally and globally.  We plan to contribute several pallets of water from our emergency inventory.

I have been contacted by staff, requesting information on how each of us might help our neighbors in Flint.

I am reaching out to you today, to inform you on what we have learned regarding contributions you can select from to aid in the Flint relief effort:

The United Way of Genesee County and the American Red Cross currently have relief efforts underway to assist residents impacted by the water system in Flint.  Monetary donations can be made by “clicking on” the web-links provided below.

United Way of Genesee County

American Red Cross

You can also make individual contributions to the relief effort by providing the most basic of necessities: water.  Bottle water donations are being accepted at the following locations:

All Pallets and Cases of Water more than 100:

Food Bank of Eastern Michigan
Address: 2300 Lapeer Rd, Flint, MI 48503
Phone: (810) 239-4441

Loose water cases (non-pallet and fewer than 100 cases)

Weekdays: Catholic Charities
Address: 901 Chippewa St, Flint, MI 48503
Phone: (810) 232-9950

Weekends: American Red Cross
Address: 1401 S Grand Traverse St, Flint, MI 48503
Phone: (810) 232-1401

Thanks for your ongoing support and legacy of service to others.

Go Blue-

Tony Denton