The Gold Humanism Honor Society of the Wayne State University School of Medicine will host a water drive from 4 to 5:45 p.m. Sept. 11 in the school’s Parking Lot 75, located on Canfield Street in Detroit, across from Scott Hall. There are no restrictions on bottle size or quantity. Organizers hope to collect at least 50 24-packs of bottled water or the equivalent.
Students will deliver the water to a distribution hub of the Detroit Water Brigade, a volunteer-led alliance working to bring emergency relief to people facing water shutoffs while also advocating for an income-based Water Affordability Plan in Detroit.
“I think the Detroit Water Brigade is an important initiative to support because it is a health issue and we are future physicians. Obviously there are many factors at play, but the underlying theme is that there are people, old and young, without access to clean water,” said GHHS President Matt Falkiewicz, Class of 2015. “I think as members of this society it is our duty to support and lend a helping hand for the people of our community and beyond. This is especially true in our community, where those people have been hit hard by water shutoffs and flooding.”