In April 2014 Flint, Michigan changed its water source from treated water provided by the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the Flint River. The consequences have been severe.
Without proper testing and preparation the water from the Flint River began to contaminate the drinking water provided to thousands of residents in Central Michigan.
Now in a federal state of emergency, Flint is in desperate need of help. The Flint Water Fund, operated by The United Way of Genesee County, is helping to provide crucial support to those in need. From installing new filters, to updating old filters, to distributing thousands of bottles of water every month these dedicated volunteers are working round the clock to end this crisis. We are proud to make a financial contribution to aid in their efforts. The corrosive nature of the river water caused lead from aging pipes to leak into the water. An estimated 10,000 children have been treated for lead poisoning which can cause a wide range of serious health problems both immediately and later in life.
At PRG our core values help define not only the way we work and interact with colleagues, they provide support in shaping our lives. Giving back to your community and to other communities in need means providing time you value or money you’ve earned. But this gift is invaluable to those who benefit. We often take things like clean drinking water for granted. We now have an opportunity to help others share in that peace of mind.
For those interested in providing additional support donations can be made to: Catholic Charities of Genesee County, Flint Water Fund, and Flint Child Health & Development.