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Fraternity Fundraiser March 28 to Support Citizens Impacted by Flint Water Crisis

Ferris State UniversityMembers of the Phi Zeta chapter of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity will spend Tuesday, March 28, accepting donations on the Ferris State University campus to offer support to residents of Flint, Mich., who are in need of clean drinking water.

Adron Wright, a senior in the College of Health Professions from Detroit, Mich. is a representative of the registered student organization. Wright said the organization hopes to raise awareness about the continuing difficulties of Flint residents, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day, while they solicit donations in the lobby of the Ferris Library for Information, Technology and Education.

“As a fraternity, we want to be able to give back while bringing some hope to people in that area,” Wright said. “To some extent, the issue is out of the news. But, many minority students, along with members of our fraternity know of people who are struggling in that area.”

Wright said that donations of cases of water would be welcomed, along with financial contributions.

“We’ll accept anything, and would probably turn over bottled water or other supplies to a church in Flint,” Wright said. “Any monetary gifts would be put toward an appropriate use. We would even distribute water ourselves, if necessary.”

The fundraiser is part of Omega Psi Phi Week, Sunday, March 26 through Saturday, April 1, during which the fraternity will host various activities, which will culminate with a women’s appreciation dinner.

PHOTO CAPTION: Alumni of the Phi Zeta chapter of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity greet Ferris State University President David Eisler at a tailgate event. Members of the registered student organization will be accepting donations to support residents of Flint, Mich., impacted by the city’s water crisis on Tuesday, March 28.