BCHS holds water drive for Michigan town

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BCHS holds water drive for Michigan town

Emma Kinghorn

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When the people of Flint, Michigan began using the Flint River as their main water source instead of sourcing water from Detroit, resident LeeAnn Walters noticed that her son developed rashes after swimming in their pool. Investigations of his reactions revealed that the water had almost 90 more units of lead than the amount deemed safe by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Exposure to this lead infiltrated water can lead to behavioral problems and learning disabilities.

BCHS is sponsoring a bottled water drive to help aid this community. The BCHS movement was started by Mrs. Erika Redmond, mother of sophomore Elena, who is from Flint. The bottles collected will be transported with other bottles donated by businesses, schools and churches from around Indianapolis. The goal is to send 2,500 cases, or 60,000 bottles, to the Flint community. Regarding BCHS’ duty to help, principal Deacon Rick Wagner quoted gospel: Matthew 25:1. “As we do for others, we do for Him,” said Deacon Wagner, “I think it’s part of our mission to always be open to filling a need.” All donated water can be brought to door 10 (by the auxiliary gym) now through next Wednesday, February 3.