by Malik Glaspie
The Flint, Michigan water crisis has been headlining news everywhere. People from all over the country have come to the support of the people of Flint by donating money, water, and medical supplies due to the contamination of the water.
Norfolk State University has also done its part aiding Flint’s citizens by donating money to the cause. A partnership between Norfolk State’s own Resident Hall Association and the United Way non-profit organization led to a total donation of $119.33 from Norfolk State students.
Throughout the dorms on campus, donation cans were left in either the halls or the main lobby of each building as the staff of each dormitory encouraged students to donate to the cause.
Once the deadline for donations came, the money was handed over to the United Way located in Genesee County of Michigan. From there, the money was used to provide water and water filtration devices for Flint citizens affected by the water contamination by volunteer truck drivers.