Water Drive Underway to Support Charter Schools in Flint Michigan – February 1-12, 2016

Riverhead Charter School Students Pitch In to Help Their Peers in the

Disaster-Affected Area

As the Flint water crisis continues to intensify, Riverhead Charter School students have started a bottled-water drive, to support Public Charter Schools in Flint Michigan and provide relief for children affected by the unprecedented public health emergency.

From February 1st through February 12th, RCS students, their parents and teachers are expected to donate as many sealed bottles or cases of water as possible that will be directly delivered to the small city in Michigan. The goal of this important initiative is to ensure that charter school students in Flint gain access to pure and clean drinking water.

“Our whole team at RCS are honored to be part of this endeavor,” says Raymond J. Ankrum, Executive Director/Principal of Riverhead Charter School in Calverton NY. ”We are proud of our students who are eager to help other children impacted by this tragedy. We are hoping to raise enough money to send hundreds of thousands of bottles to Flint students and make a difference.”

The devastating water crisis that erupted in Flint has made national headlines and shocked the nation. It has affected its almost 100,000 residents, with children suffering the most from the lead poisoning.

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