Flint Water Crisis: Learning Opportunities

UM-Flint is offering a free, open-to-the-public course focused on the Flint water crisis. The class began Jan. 21 and continues for seven additional sessions.

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The School of Public Health this week launched a website devoted to responding to the Flint water crisis with information on experts, partnerships, research and media coverage.

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Both SPH and the Trotter Multicultural Center are collecting bottled water for distribution to Flint residents.

View details about the SPH collection.

View details about the Trotter collection.


Water quality researchers in the College of Engineering are closely watching the unfolding situation with regards to several long-term aspects of the Flint drinking water crisis.

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Michigan News has developed a list of faculty experts on many topics surrounding the Flint water crisis.

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Michigan Radio has been focusing its environmental reporting team on the Flint water crisis.

View an archive of that reporting.


Opportunities to Volunteer

Red Cross and Community Partners Volunteer Reception Center

1401 S Grand Traverse St, Flint, MI 48503

Monday – Friday 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Saturday – 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Sunday – 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Online Flint Water Response Team Form

Volunteers can fill out a volunteer form with the Red Cross at http://www.helpforflint.com/volunteer


School of Public Health has provided information on how to volunteer at https://sph.umich.edu/flint-crisis/partnerships.html



Opportunites to donation.

Donations of 100 cases or less:

Catholic Charities Center for Hope

517 E. Fifth Avenue, Flint, MI

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

For deliveries outside these hours, please call 810-232-9950, ext. 325 to make arrangements for deliveries.


Donations of 100 cases or more (must be in a pallet form and wrapped):

Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

2300 Lapeer Road, Flint, MI

Donors must call ahead, 810-239-4441, to schedule a dock time for delivery.


The University of Michigan – Flint has created community impact fund in response to the water crisis. Donations to the fund will be devoted to community engagement and programs addressing the water crisis. Those wishing to donate the fund can click here for more information.