Motown recording artist KEM and the Salvation Army have partnered to assist those affected by the Flint water crisis. They are only two of the many celebrity and non-profit partnerships that have recently formed over the past couple of weeks to help with the crisis. KEM will lend his voice in support of the non-profit’s text-to-give campaign that will help fund the Salvation Army of Genesee County’s assistance efforts.
On Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 10:00 a.m., KEM will be present at The Salvation Army Flint Beecher Corps Community Center to announce the partnership and to help distribute bottled water as part of the weekly food distribution. He will also make a contribution to the Salvation Army.
“The water crisis in Flint has been so heavy on my heart,” said KEM. “Partnering with the Salvation Army and helping spread word about their text campaign is an effective way for me to lend support to their outreach efforts on a long-term basis.”
“The impact of KEM’s voice to the text-to-give campaign will help the Salvation Army of Genesee County assist families who are affected by the Flint water crisis,” said Captain Caleb Senn, the Salvation Army of Genesee County coordinator. “Donations will be used to help purchase water and water filters, as well as provide additional assistance related to the water crisis as needed.”
Text Campaign Details:
To donate, text “WATER” to 91999.
Funds collected will go toward the Salvation Army of Genesee County to help with emergency assistance during Flint’s water crisis.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
The Salvation Army, Flint Beecher Corps Community Center
1475 W. Coldwater Road
Flint, MI 48505
10:00 am – KEM arrival
10:15 am – KEM assists with water distribution
10:45 am – Announcement of Partnership & Check Presentation
KEM – Motown Recording Artist
Captain Caleb Senn – Coordinator, The Salvation Army of Genesee County
Major Wayne Ruston – Corps Officer, The Salvation Army, Flint Beecher
Joy Martinbianco – Development Director of The Salvation Army of Genesee County
The Salvation Army of Genesee County is also partnering with the American Red Cross of East Central Bay-Michigan to mobilize volunteers to distribute water, filters and test kits; assemble test kits; handle data entry and serve as warehouse workers and managers.
For more information about the Salvation Army of Genesee County’s efforts to assist Flint residents during the water crisis, visit /centralusa.salvationarmy.org/emi/flint_water_crisis.