ALLQUA SUPPORTS OUR FRIENDS IN FLINT – ONE BOTTLE AT A TIME
BY J MAJORS
In honor of World Water Day (March 22nd) a truckload of allqua water was sent to Flint, Michigan. This was in made possible by the generous donation and hard work of the Georgia Genies LLC, an Atlanta-based organization, dedicated to helping the victims of Flint, Michigan and the surrounding areas affected by lead contamination. It’s great to see Atlanta “rise up” to help our fellow Americans and we are honored to be a part of it.
About the Flint Water Crisis
The Flint water crisis combined a series of problems which included an aging infrastructure, a corrosive water source and poor decisions made by government officials. This resulted in a serious public health danger exposing the community to elevated levels of lead, among other contaminants. Lead, Fluoride, Mercury, & Aluminum are the most damaging contaminates that could be dispersed amongst an un-expecting population. These harmful toxins have been linked to stunted growth in children, behavioral disorders, criminality, and decreases in the IQ! The average family in Flint uses 151 bottles of water per day as a result.
Allqua Water Arrives in Flint
With the help of David Martus of the Michigan Community Service Commission the donation was sent to St. Luke’s N.E.W. Life Center for distribution of the water. St. Luke’s is stationed in one of the most devastated areas of this contamination crisis. The center is a faith-based, but non-denomination, environment providing life skills, education and workplace training; which empowers women & men to be self- sufficient. The water arrived March 22nd, 2016; declared World Water Day by the United Nations since 2012.