The Metropolitan Community College-Longview Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) chapter has launched a community service project to help a community that continues to be in the national headlines.
From Aug. 29-Sept. 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., the PTK students will be collecting water for Flint, Mich. The collection station is in the MCC-Longview Campus Center cafeteria.
The project is being done in conjunction with Plumbers and Gasfitters Local 8.
Donations should be in the from of sealed bottles or gallons of water.
The Flint water crisis is a drinking water contamination issue in Flint, Mich. that started in April 2014. After Flint changed its water source from treated water to the Flint River, the city’s drinking water supply suffered a series of problems that included lead contamination, creating a public health danger.
Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is a permanent recognition of hard work and academic achievement. The organization offers unique opportunities for scholarships, honors studies, leadership development and civic engagement.
For more information, please contact MCC-Longview PTK advisor, Dianna Carpenter, Dianna.Carpenter@mcckc.edu or 816-604.2230.