S&T group to raise money for water crisis

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On February 15, 2016

The Diversity Leadership Council (DLC) at Missouri University of Science and Technology in association with S&T Student Diversity, Outreach and Women’s Programs will sell Krispy Kreme doughnuts this month to raise money for the drinking water contamination crises in Flint, Michigan.

The fundraiser will take place from Friday, Feb. 12, to Friday, Feb. 26. All orders and money must be received by 4:30 p.m. on the last day of the fundraiser. Boxes of a dozen glazed doughnuts will be sold for $8 per box. Proceeds will go to the Flint Water Fund or the Flint Child Health and Development Fund.

Doughnuts for Missouri S&T faculty and staff and for community organizations will be delivered on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 1. S&T students and community must pick up their doughnuts that afternoon at S&T’s student diversity, outreach, and women’s programs office, located at 605 W. 11th St. in Rolla.

To order doughnuts, email Marcelius Braxton at braxtonml@mst.edu with a name, phone number, email address, permanent address, quantity and if applicable, the name of your business or organization.

The Diversity Leadership Council is an organization composed of the African Student Association, Alpha Phi Alpha, Association for Black Students, Black Man’s Think Tank, Delta Sigma Theta, International Student Club, Kappa Alpha Psi, National Pan-Hellenic Council Inc., National Society of Black Engineers, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Spectrum, Missouri S&T Student Council, Voices of Inspiration, and Women as Leaders.  Together they work to create a more cohesive and welcoming environment at Missouri S&T.

The Flint Water Fund is a fundraiser through United Way of Genesee County, Michigan which was set up to fund the purchase of filters, bottled water, emergency support services and prevention efforts for the residents of Flint. After resident’s short-term needs have been met, money donated to the Flint Water Fund will be redirected to the Flint Child Health and Development Fund.

The Flint Child Health Development Fund helps to provide children and families exposed to contaminated water with access to early childhood education, healthy food, and safe and healthy home environments, among other benefits.

For more information on the fundraiser, contact Braxton at braxtonml@mst.edu or call 573-341-7620.

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