Pack Your Back Water Drive

Update
Thank you for your continued support of Pack Your Back. As of today, we will begin accepting donations on our brand new GoFundMe campaign here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/PackYourBackWaterDrive

We look forward to continuing our work to uplift and serve the Flint community. Thank you in advance for your continued support.

Background

The Flint water crisis began in 2014 when the drinking water source for the city of Flint, Michigan was changed to the Flint River. Due to insufficient water treatment, over 100,000 residents were potentially exposed to high levels of lead in the drinking water. After a pair of scientific studies proved lead contamination was present in the water supply, a federal state of emergency was declared in January 2016 and Flint residents were instructed to use only bottled or filtered water for drinking, cooking, cleaning, and bathing. As of early 2017, the water quality had returned to acceptable levels; however, residents were instructed to continue to use bottled or filtered water until all the lead pipes have been replaced, which is expected to be completed no sooner than 2020.


Funding
All funds will go towards providing support to residents in Flint, Michigan through water distributions and other programs via Pack Your Back.

Please email [email redacted] if you have any questions or would like to request a receipt. 

Tax-ID: 81-2402039

Notice
On July 1, 2019, Pack Your Back  ended its relationship with Loui Brezzell and Amariyanna Copeny, also known as ‘Little Miss Flint’, in its entirety until further notice.

Pack Your Back  wants to reassure its donors’ and the residents of Flint, Michigan that the organization will remain committed to its mission of supporting the community and getting students and teachers the proper resources that are needed to succeed in the classroom.

Donations

  • Kristina Shingirey 
    • $5 
    • 12 mos
  • Andrea Lucas 
    • $10 
    • 12 mos
  • Reseda Charter 
    • $20 
    • 12 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 12 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $5 
    • 12 mos
See all

Fundraising team (3)

Pack Your Back 
Organizer
Flint, MI
Dave Heilker 
Team member
Kevin Davis 
Team member
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