Howell High School’s National Honor Society recently collected bottled water to help residents of Flint because of the lead crisis. On Friday, members of that group delivered the water to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department; Undersheriff Mike Murphy is transporting the water to the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department, which will distribute the donations to people in Flint.
While NHS members typically focus their volunteer efforts and charitable aid to groups and organizations in Livingston County, they began to organize a bottled water drive after learning about the severity of the crisis in Flint.
“Because of the lead crisis, the people in Flint don’t have any safe water to bathe in or drink or do anything with,” said William Stuart, the Howell High School junior and NHS member who organized the drive. “It is a crisis, and they need all the help they can get right now. They are our neighbors, so why not help out?”
Working to move the collected water from Howell High School to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department on Friday were NHS members Nick Beard, Hunter Carmack, David Golm, Will Stuart, Nolan Walter, and Jack Webb.
Photos by Parker Judd