Howell High’s National Honor Society collecting bottled water for Flint

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18-researchersiHowell High School’s National Honor Society is taking action to help the citizens of Flint who have been affected by the city’s water crisis. After learning about the severity of the crisis in Flint, NHS members began to organize a bottled water drive. Donations of bottled water are being accepted at Howell High School until Feb. 5 when the water will be delivered to Flint.

Typically NHS members focus their volunteer efforts and charitable aid to groups and organizations within Livingston County but knew that they had to do something to help Flint.

“Because of the lead crisis they don’t really have any water to bathe in or drink or do anything really,” said Howell High School NHS member William Stuart. “It is a crisis and they need help. They are our neighbors, so why not help out.

NHS members have not set a goal for the amount of bottled water that they hope to collect. According to Stuart, their goal is to simply gather as many donations as they can.

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