Grand Rapids Community College TRIO Upward Bound program is collecting bottled water for the Flint water crisis. Upward Bound supports the efforts of providing water to the community members of FIint during their state of emergency. GRCC employees and students can drop off a case of bottled water or a gallon of water to the TRIO Upward Bound Office 110 Sneden Hall. Upward Bound students will be collecting donated bottles of water at City High, Innovation Central, Ottawa Hills, and University Prep. Water collection will take place January 25 to the 29th.
Community involvement and responsibility are paramount pillars of the Upward Bound program. The donations of water will be given to the Upward Bound program at Mott Community College for further distribution.