The city of Southfield is doing its part to help the residents of Flint by holding a water drive to collect cases of bottled water to be shipped directly to the city.
“Clean drinking water is an essential and basic necessity,” commented Mayor Kenson Siver. “The residents of Southfield have expressed a strong desire to do something to help our neighbors in Flint. I encourage every Southfield employee, resident and business to consider donating to help Flint residents during this difficult time.”
The Southfield Human Services Department is coordinating the community effort to collect cases of bottled water (no glass please), infant formula (liquid or concentrate) and diapers. Anyone interested in assisting can drop off donations to the main reception desk at City Hall located at 26000 Evergreen Road or the Human Services Department at26080 Berg Road Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until February 10, 2016. Donations will be delivered to Catholic Charities Center for Hope in Flint for direct distribution to individuals and families. Catholic Charities is working in partnership with the American Red Cross, United Way of Genesee County, and the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.