With Jamie Gaskin, United Way CEO and **** of CHAP with donations in hand!
With Patty Huber at the United Way's Flint offices in front of the beautiful United Way mural!!!
THE FLINT "MURAL" This beautiful mural adorns the wall and the United Way offices in Flint.
We completed our 2018 fundraising campaign for the Flint water crisis, raising over $6000!!!. This year is an important watershed as the Governor is terminating the supply of bottled water to the residents (see Blog tab). Funds we raised would provide for two semis of bottled water and will go to the United Way for water filters and other necessary supplies for clean water and to the Genesee Children's Healthcare Access Program (CHAP).
CHILDREN'S HEALTHCARE ACCESS PROGRAM (CHAP) & THE FLINT REGISTRY https://gfhc.org/chap/
CHAP helps to "tag" children who test high for blood lead levels and gives them access to a special Nurse Care Management Program, the goal of which is to reduce the lead levels in these children as quickly as possible and to manage in-home environmental remediation assessments to eliminate the source of the poisoning. 500 children have been identified through this program.
The Flint Registry https://flintcares.com/registry/ is based on the 9/11 registry and seeks to have voluntary groups register to provide resources to families impacted by the water crisis.
EIGHT NUMBERS about Flint's water crisis
25 MILLION: Dollars in budget shortfall is what prompted the state to cut costs by switching the source of Flint's water.
5 : That's the number of months it took before the city announced a boil water advisory because of bacteria in the water in August 2014.
4 : Only four days after a second water advisory, and despite signs of E. Coli bacteria, Flint authorities told residents the tap water was safe.
15: Parts per billion (PPB) is the maximum amount of lead that should be found in tap water.
397: Parts per billion (PPB) of lead was found in Flint's drinking water.
40: Percent of Flint homes have elevated levels of lead in the water, according to a Virginia Tech study in September 2015.
14: City officials are named in a federal class action lawsuit, including the Governor in November 2015.
17 : Seventeen months after the first water advisory, Flint declares a state of emergency and seeks federal help.