Michigan Law students donate bottled water to Flint residents

By Katie Vloet
U-M Law

Student groups at Michigan Law—led by the Muslim Law Students Association, Poverty Law Society, and Black Law Students Association—joined together recently to donate 38,400 bottles of water to Flint residents.

In all, individual students and some 35 student groups pooled their resources to purchase the water, which they had delivered to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint. Residents of the city have suffered from serious health problems due to the lead contamination of the water from the Flint River.

“The privilege in having the opportunity to attend an elite institution with resources like Michigan Law also comes with the responsibility to use those resources for advancing the greater good,” said second-year law student Omar El-Halwagi, co-president of the MLSA.

“As leaders of the Muslim Law Students Association, Poverty Law Society, and Black Law Students Association, we knew that the crisis in Flint was not just an opportunity to help our disenfranchised neighbors, but a moral imperative.”

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