Edward Waters College Students To Bring Clean Water to Flint, Michigan

Mar 9, 2016

Omega Psi Phi fraternity brothers load a Greyhound bus with water for residents of Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday, March 9.
Credit Farryn James

An Edward Waters College fraternity is bringing drinking water to Flint, Michigan, next week.

The Chi Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity began collecting bottles and jugs of water after learning about the contaminated water crises in Flint.

EWC Senior Jeffrey Sanders says it’s rewarding to be able to give back.

"I came up with the idea just to help. There is no motive behind it. It was just like, ‘Let’s do something to help. There's no reason why people in America should live without clean water,’” he says. 

Sanders says once the fraternity gets to Flint, they plan to go door-to-door and meet with residents. The group leaves for Flint March 14.

Greyhound bus is sponsoring travel accommodations for the more than 3,000 cases of water they collected and the frat brothers.  

The fraternity is still collecting water. To donate, contact the Chapter President Antinaris Davis at 786-837-1041 or email the group at chichapterques@gmail.com.