Providing Clean Drinking Water to Flint Families

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EPISODE FOUR: Today most residents of Flint, MI still don’t have safe clean drinking water in their homes. Until a permanent fix can be implemented, many Flint families are relying on bottled water during the crisis. Recently, Holland and many of our St. Louis, MO and Birch Run, MI employees were involved in transporting and delivering more than 78 tons of donated water (or about 100 pallets full of bottled water) to Flint.

(L/R: Holland 2-million mile driver Roy Gillespie;
Rachel Jackson, Founding Exec. Dir. of Project
Compassion; Mayor Reggie Jones, City of Dellwood,
MO; Korey K. Johnson from the Korey Johnson Foundation)

The last week of February, three St. Louis, MO non-profits held a drive to collect donated bottled water to send to Flint. They rented a 20 ft. moving truck imagining they would never fill it. Their efforts were far more successful than any of the organizers could have imagined! They had hoped to collect 1,000 cases–instead they collected far more than 10,000 cases (over 200,000 bottles) of clean drinking water.

The drive was the brainchild of Rachel Jackson, the founding Exec. Dir. of Project Compassion Belleville. Her organization teamed up with 2 other nonprofits, the Korey Johnson Foundation and Beyond Limit Productions.


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