The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) wants to engineer a solution for the Flint water crisis. NSBE has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to help the people of Flint, Michigan affected by contaminated water. NSBE is asking for donations to buy bottled water, filters and test kits that will be distributed by the American Red Cross and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint.
Neville Green, NSBE’s National Chair, writes, “The elected officials in Flint, Mich., who promised to serve their community of constituents have not only failed them, they have threatened their safety. The results of their actions have led to a dangerous impact on the community, including the city’s most vulnerable sector: its youth… We urge these officials to make things right in Flint, by remediating the disastrous effects of contaminated water and restoring the people’s trust in their government.”
He also addresses long-term solutions.
“Members of our Environmental Engineering Special Interest Group (SIG) are undertaking the challenge of educating citizens about water filtration safety. The group is also engineering a sustainable solution in collaboration with the American Water Works Association… Join the conversation in the Environmental Special Interest Group (SIG) community on MyNSBE .”