Two months ago, the Chicago Urban League’s Human Capital Division launched a water collection drive for the residents of Flint, Michigan. The initiative was the idea of one of the students enrolled in the League’s Human Capital Program and is categorized as a project through the National Urban League’s Project Ready Program.
After collecting more than 600 cases of water, the students spent Veteran’s Day at the Chicago Urban League packing the water up for shipment to Flint on Monday. The water, along with filters, lotion and monetary contributions, will be delivered to Asbury United Methodist Church.
“Our students set a goal to collect water and went above and beyond their expectations,” said Angela Hamilton, Director of Human Capital at the Chicago Urban League. “It’s a great way for them to spend Veteran’s Day continuing their service to others.”
CUL staff and students plan to visit the church and meet congregation members in December.